Met Police: David Carrick charged with nine more offences including rape - what has he been accused of?

The Metropolitan Police officer had already been charged with 44 offences against 12 women, with the new charges including counts of rape and indecent assault

<p>Metropolitan Police Officer David Carrick, who has already been charged with 44 offences, has had nine more added to his total, some of which include rape. (Credit: Getty Images </p>

Metropolitan Police Officer David Carrick, who has already been charged with 44 offences, has had nine more added to his total, some of which include rape. (Credit: Getty Images

A Metropolitan Police officer charged with 44 offences against 12 women, is now facing a further nine charges - including six of rape. David Carrick, 47, has been charged with a further six counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment, one count of indecent assault and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence against one complainant in July 2003.

His previous charges included 21 counts of rape against a dozen women. These offences allegedly took place between 2003 and 2020

The Crown Prosecusion Service (CPS) said that it had authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge the police officer with the additional offences. Carrick is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday in relation to the new charges.

The Metropoitan Police have confirmed that the posession of a firearm charge predates Carrick’s service in an armed role in the force. A spokeperson for the Met said: “We recognise that these are extremely serious and concerning allegations.

“Referrals have been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct as the investigation has progressed. The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards continues to monitor developments closely and will provide whatever support it can to Hertfordshire officers.

“National regulations dictate that any misconduct proceedings must await the outcome of the criminal case.”