London Police Officer Charged With Rape

"I fully recognise the public will be very concerned," said Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.
New Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police. Photo: Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images​
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A serving London police officer has been charged with rape.

David Carrick, 46, who works as a diplomatic protection officer, was charged with rape on the 3rd of October. 

The officer was off-duty at the time of the alleged incident, which took place in Hertfordshire. He has been suspended from the police force until the criminal proceedings have taken place, and his case has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). 

Malcolm McHaffie, from the Criminal Prosecution Service, said: “The CPS has 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 the 4th of September 2020.”

Met police commissioner 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,” said Dick, “so I am unable to comment any further at this stage.”