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David Carrick: CPS authorises nine further charges

|News, Sexual offences

The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick with nine additional offences.

The new charges, which cover six counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, one count of assault by penetration and one count of coercive and controlling behaviour, relate to four women and are alleged to have taken place between 2009 and 2018.

This is in addition to 20 offences Mr Carrick was charged with previously against four separate women. In total, the defendant is now charged with 29 offences against eight women between 2009 and 2020, including:

  • Thirteen counts of rape;
  • Five counts of sexual assault;
  • Three counts of assault by penetration;
  • Three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour;
  • Two counts of false imprisonment;
  • One count 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.

Mr Carrick, 47, will make his first court appearance in relation to the new charges via videolink at Westminster magistrates' court at 10am on 12 January. He is further listed to appear for a mention hearing at St Albans Crown Court on 28 January.

Peter Burt, Senior District Crown Prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern, said: “Following an ongoing investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary, with continued support from the CPS, we have now charged David Carrick with a total of 29 alleged offences against eight 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."

Notes to editors

  • David Carrick (DOB: 04/01/1975) was initially charged with a single count of rape on 3 October 2021. He was charged with 13 additional offences on 24 November, some of which have since been split into separate counts as well as the new offences.
  • The CPS assessment of any case is not in any sense a finding of, or implication of, any guilt or criminal conduct. It is not a finding of fact, which can only be made by a court, but rather an assessment of what it might be possible to prove to a court, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

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