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Met officer, 46, from same unit as Sarah Everard’s killer charged with 13 new offences against women

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A Metropolitan Police officer from the same unit as Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens has been charged with 13 more criminal offences against women. 

David Carrick, 46, is now facing a total of 14 charges, including four of rape, after three more alleged victims came forward. 

The suspended officer was initially charged with one count of rape following a complaint by a separate woman last month.  

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the 13 additional offences are alleged to have taken place between 2017 and 2020.

In relation to the first new alleged victim, Carrick is charged with two counts of rape, one count of coercive and controlling behaviour, one count of false imprisonment, one count of sexual assault, one count of assault by penetration and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

In relation to the second, he is charged with one count of assault by penetration, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault by penetration.

And in relation to the third, he is charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of coercive and controlling behaviour.

David Carrick (pictured), 46, is now facing a total 14 charges, including four of rape, after three more alleged victims came forward.

David Carrick (pictured), 46, is now facing a total 14 charges, including four of rape, after three more alleged victims came forward.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the 13 additional offences are alleged to have taken place between 2017 and 2020 (Pictured: Carrick)

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the 13 additional offences are alleged to have taken place between 2017 and 2020 (Pictured: Carrick)

Peter Burt, senior district crown prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern, said: ‘Following a referral of evidence by Hertfordshire Constabulary, the CPS has now charged David Carrick with a total of 14 alleged offences against four women.

‘We remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has a right to a fair trial. 

‘It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.’

Carrick, from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, previously ’emphatically denied’ attacking the first woman who filed a complaint.

She claims he raped her at a Premier Inn in St Albans on September 4 last year after the pair met on dating app Tinder and went for drinks, magistrates previously heard. 

The alleged victim came forward following the whole life sentence handed to Couzens for murdering Miss Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, the court heard.  

Magistrates were told in October that Carrick showed her his police warrant card and said he worked for the Met’s firearms division and was involved with guarding important people including the Prime Minister. 

He also said he owns a snake, the court heard. 

Mark Fleckney, prosecuting, said: ‘They first met on September 4 of last year when they went to a public house in St Albans.

‘Mr Carrick had asked whether she could come to the injured party’s house, but said she would rather meet him in town.’

He added: ‘Mr Carrick had ordered a bottle of wine which she doesn’t drink, but felt pressured to drink it as he had paid for that wine.

‘The conversation then went onto what Mr Carrick did and she confirmed that he was a Metropolitan Police officer.

‘Indeed he showed the injured party his identification card. He said he worked for the Metropolitan Police firearms division and that he guarded a number of important people including the Prime Minister.

‘He confirmed he lived in Stevenage and also owned a snake. He told her he wanted a ”submissive woman”. 

The court heard the officer took the woman to the Premier Inn in St Albans where he was staying, where the alleged offence occurred.

Ryan Dowding, defending Carrick, said: ‘The two met on Tinder, a dating app, and they had arranged to go to a pub.

‘Having consumed alcohol at the pub, and then going to another pub, more alcohol was consumed.

‘Mr Carrick says no such sex occurred. He emphatically denies the allegations.’

Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring, who appeared via video link at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, remanded the officer in custody.

A referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Commissioner Cressida Dick said last month, when the charge was announced: ‘I am deeply concerned to hear the news today that an officer from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has been arrested and now charged with this serious offence. 

‘I fully recognise the public will be very concerned too.

‘Criminal proceedings must now take their course so I am unable to comment any further at this stage.’

The Crown Prosecution Service reminded anyone speculating on the case on social media that they could be prosecuted for contempt of court. 



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