David Carrick: New calls to Met Police as mayor pledges he would fail vetting today

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Police launched a hotline to report abuse complaints against Met officers and staff which has already been alerted to further allegations against Carrick, the Independent reported.

The Met Police has reportedly received fresh complaints about rapist cop David Carrick following his confession to a 17-year campaign of violence and abuse.

It comes as mayor Sadiq Khan said commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has “assured me an individual like him would not pass the reformed vetting processes to become an officer now”.

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Police launched a hotline to report abuse complaints against Met officers and staff which has already been alerted to further allegations against Carrick, the Independent reported.

A Met spokesperson told the paper: “We have already received some information via the portal and our usual reporting channels, following Monday’s hearing.

“We will be contacting everyone who has been in touch. Should any further offences come to light they will be investigated accordingly.”

Met Police officer Pc David Carrick has appeared in court facing further charges.Met Police officer Pc David Carrick has appeared in court facing further charges.
Met Police officer Pc David Carrick has appeared in court facing further charges. | Getty Images

Speaking at Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall this morning (Thursday, January 19), mayor Sadiq Khan said: “I’m absolutely sickened and appalled by the abhorrent offences David Carrick committed.

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“Londoners will be rightly shocked that this man was able to work for the Met Police service for so long and serious questions must be answered about how he was able to abuse his position for so long.”

He continued: “I’m in close contact with the Met Police commissioner about this case.

PC David Carrick has admitted 49 sex attacks over an 18-year period. Credit: FacebookPC David Carrick has admitted 49 sex attacks over an 18-year period. Credit: Facebook
PC David Carrick has admitted 49 sex attacks over an 18-year period. Credit: Facebook | Facebook

“Sir Mark agrees that Carrick should never have been a police officer and has assured me that an individual like him would not pass the reformed vetting processes to become a police officer now.

“Work to reform the culture and standards of the Met has already started with Baroness Louise Casey’s interim review now complete and a new anonymous police complaints hotline recently established by Sir Mark.

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“But more can and must be done. The Met Police service Operation Onyx is now reviewing officers and staff who have reports against them concerning domestic or sexual instances.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Credit: Getty ImagesMayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Credit: Getty Images
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Credit: Getty Images | AFP via Getty Images

“The commissioner and I have again called for the home secretary to urgently reform police regulations governing misconduct to help raise standards in the police.

“This review must conclude urgently and ensure the Met Police and forces across the country have the powers they need to remove officers who commit wrongdoing.”

And he added: “I’d like to pay tribute to the incredibly brave victims who came forward to report David Carrick.

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“Anyone who is in need of support can access the London Victims service or police specialist London survivor gateway.”

Carrick, 48, is due to be sentenced early next month and is expected to serve life behind bars. The extent of his string of crimes make him one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders.