PC David Carrick: Armed Met officer in court over 12 new sex offence charges

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In total, the Crown Prosecution Service has said Carrick is now charged with 41 offences against 11 women between 2003 and 2020.

A armed Met Police officer accused of a string of sex attacks on women appeared in court today charged with 12 further offences.

PC David Carrick, 47, did not enter any plea to each of the new charges at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

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Carrick, of Stevenage, Herts, previously previously faced 29 charges against eight alleged victims, including rape, coercive and controlling behaviour and sexual assault.

He now faces a total of 41 charges against 11 victims.

PC David Carrick, a Metropolitan Police officer, has been accused of a catalogue of sexual offences against women. Credit: Julia Quenzler / SWNSPC David Carrick, a Metropolitan Police officer, has been accused of a catalogue of sexual offences against women. Credit: Julia Quenzler / SWNS
PC David Carrick, a Metropolitan Police officer, has been accused of a catalogue of sexual offences against women. Credit: Julia Quenzler / SWNS | Julia Quenzler / SWNS

Carrick, who appeared via video link from HMP Belmarsh, was dressed in grey and spoke to confirm his name and date of birth.

Charges were read to him by district judge Michael Snow.

In total, the Crown Prosecution Service has said Carrick is now charged with 41 offences against 11 women between 2003 and 2020, including:

  • Eighteen counts of rape;
  • Nine counts of sexual assault;
  • Five counts of assault by penetration;
  • Three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour;
  • Two counts of false imprisonment;
  • Two counts of attempted rape;
  • One count of attempted sexual assault by penetration;
  • And one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent;
Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Credit: DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty ImagesWestminster Magistrates’ Court. Credit: DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images
Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Credit: DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images | AFP via Getty Images

He will next appear at a court hearing at the Old Bailey tomorrow (Tuesday, March 22), and is listed for trial at St Albans Crown Court on April 26.

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Patrick Hill, defending, said: “There is already a 29 count indictment which is currently before Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb for case management at the Central Criminal Court.

“The next hearing is tomorrow. There have been a number of first appearances as there has been staggered charging in this case.”

Prosecuting, Thom Dyke said: “Charges eight to 12 relate to three new complainants. Five to 12 are all indictable-only offences.”

District judge Snow agreed that the 12 new charges should be sent to join the 29 others.

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He told Carrick the charges would be sent to the Central Criminal Court, adding: “You will be produced there in person tomorrow.”

And he told the court: “All the complainants have a right to anonymity which must be respected.”

Carrick was based within the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, the armed unit stationed in Westminster, responsible for protecting sites such as Downing Street.

He is currently suspended from duty.