A serving Met Police officer charged with rape

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

David Carrick, 46, from Stevenage, will appear at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The CPS said: “The CPS has today authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge serving Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, 46, with one count of rape following an alleged attack on a woman on the night of 4 September 2020.

“The defendant’s first court appearance will take place via video link at 10am tomorrow (4 October) at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court.”

The Metropolitan Police said Pc Carrick, who is based within the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, was arrested on October 2 by Hertfordshire Constabulary.

He was suspended the same day by the Met, the force added.

A referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick said: “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.”

Published: by Radio NewsHub