A serving Metropolitan Police Officer appeared in court today (Monday, October 4) having been charged with the rape of a woman in a St Albans hotel room.
David Carrick, who is part of the Met’s Parliamentary Diplomatic Protection Command, was arrested at the weekend after the woman told detectives how he had raped her in September of 2020.
The 46-year-old officer, who lives in Stevenage, Herts, appeared via a video link at St Albans Magistrates’ Court.
During the hearing, the court was told that the police officer had told his alleged victim he had guarded “a number of important people including the prime minister.”
Appearing in court this morning, the charge of rape was put to the officer alleging that he had carried out the anal rape of the woman on the night of September 4 last year in St Albans.
He had been arrested on Saturday, October 2 at his home in Stevenage and charged on Sunday, October 3 with the offence.
Carrick was not required to enter any plea to the charge.
Senior District Judge Paul Goldspring, hearing the case, was told that the woman had reported the matter to the police on October 1 this year.
It’s alleged that the officer was off duty when he arranged to meet her in a pub in St Albans following contact on the dating site Tinder.
Later that night, he is said to have raped her in a Premier Inn Hotel in St Albans, where he had booked a room.
Mark Fleckney, prosecuting, said the crown were objecting to bail being granted on the grounds that Carrick would interfere with witnesses and commit further offences.
District Judge Goldspring remanded the officer, who has been suspended from the force, into custody and he will next appear at St Albans Crown Court on November 1.