Metropolitan Police Officer David Carrick pleads guilty to rape
Details of Incident
On the 16th January 2023 Metropolitan Police Officer David Carrick pleaded guilty to a total of 49 offences including rape, sexual assault, coercive control and false imprisonment. The investigation was led by detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (BCH MCU) following an initial report of rape in October 2021.
With the subsequent media interest in the case, more victims came forward and reported further offences. The weight of their evidence was extremely powerful and the victims are commended for their bravery in coming forward. They continue to be supported by specially trained officers and staff.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Iain Moor says “The Police service is committed to tackling violence against women and girls in all its forms and I hope our response in this case serves to reassure victims of our commitment to them”.
He added “At no stage did David Carrick give any consideration to the impact his brutal actions might have on his victims and he is now facing a significant jail term and he will be placed on the sex offenders register. The details of his crimes are truly shocking but I hope his victims, and the public more widely, are reassured that no-one is above the law and the police service will relentlessly pursue offenders who target women in this way”.
Carrick will be sentenced on Monday 6th February.
If you believe you may be a victim of sexual violence committed by David Carrick then police are asking you to contact them using the form overleaf.
If you require support but do not want to speak to the police you can seek advice from specialist organisations including Rape Crisis or through local Sexual Assault Referral Centres.