Police officer now facing 53 charges including 27 counts of rape

Court artist sketch of Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick in the dock at Woolwich Crown Court on February 17 2022 <i>(Image: Elizabeth Cook/PA)</i>
Court artist sketch of Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick in the dock at Woolwich Crown Court on February 17 2022 (Image: Elizabeth Cook/PA)

A police officer who is already charged with 44 offences has been charged with nine more – including six counts of rape.

PC David Carrick, an armed Met Police officer who worked on the parliamentary estate, now faces a total of 53 charges, including 27 counts of rape.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the new charges, which also include false imprisonment, indecent assault, and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, relate to a new complainant and allegedly happened in July 2003.

They are in addition to 44 that Carrick is already set to go on trial for involving 12 separate women.

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Carrick, of Stevenage, was immediately suspended by the Met after he was initially arrested in October by Hertfordshire Constabulary.

In total, the defendant is now charged with 53 offences against 13 women between 2003 and 2020, including 27 counts of rape, nine counts of sexual assault, five counts of assault by penetration, three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour, three counts of false imprisonment, two counts of attempted rape, one count of attempted sexual assault by penetration, one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, one count of indecent assault and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Carrick, 47, will make his first court appearance in relation to the new charges on Wednesday November 30 at 2pm at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

He is due to face trial over the previous 44 charges on February 6, 2023, at Southwark Crown Court.

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The Metropolitan Police said the allegation in relation to possession of a firearm predates Carrick’s service in an armed policing role.

A spokesperson added: “We recognise that these are extremely serious and concerning allegations.

“Referrals have been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct as the investigation has progressed.

“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards continues to monitor developments closely and will provide whatever support it can to Hertfordshire officers.

“National regulations dictate that any misconduct proceedings must await the outcome of the criminal case.”

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