PC David Carrick on Monday pleaded guilty to 49 offences - including 24 counts of rape - relating to 12 victims.
“It’s clear that today is a sobering day for the Metropolitan Police service and indeed the whole policing family throughout the country,” the home secretary said.
“This appalling incident represents a breach of trust. It will affect people’s confidence in the police and it’s clear standards and cultures need to change.”
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