Police officer met from same unit as Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens accused of rape – .

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Police officer met from same unit as Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens accused of rape – .


A Metropolitan Police officer serving in the same unit as Wayne Couzens – the assassin of former Durham University student Sarah Everard – has been charged with rape.
PC David Carrick, 46, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was charged with rape by Hertfordshire Police on Sunday.

PC Carrick will appear by video link in Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

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The officer, who is based within the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, was off duty in Hertfordshire at the time, the force said.

PC Carrick was arrested on 2 October by Hertfordshire Police and suspended the same day by Metropolitan Police.



Police officer killer Wayne Couzens

The force said it was awaiting the outcome of the criminal proceedings, adding that a referral had been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick said: “I am deeply concerned to learn today that an officer from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has been arrested and now charged with this serious offense.

“I fully recognize that the public will also be very concerned.

“Criminal proceedings must now run their course, so I am not in a position to comment further at this point. “

Malcom McHaffie, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern, said: “The CPS today authorized Hertfordshire Police to charge serving Metropolitan Police Officer David Carrick, 46, with a count of rape following an alleged attack on a woman on the night of September 4, 2020.

“The accused’s first appearance will take place via video link tomorrow at 10 am at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court.

“The public prosecutor reminds all those concerned that the criminal proceedings against the accused are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important that there is no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online that could in any way prejudice these proceedings. “



Sarah Everard

It comes just 3 days after Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens was jailed in a case that sparked public outrage.

Couzens, a Metropolitan Police officer, falsely arrested Ms Everard on her way home in south London before raping and killing her.

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