Met Police officer denies sex assault charges including rape, false imprisonment and urinating on women

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick in the dock at Woolwich Crown Court
Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick in the dock at Woolwich Crown Court

David Carrick, who has been suspended by the force, denied carrying out sex attacks on four women

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A Metropolitan Police officer who worked on the parliamentary estate in Westminster has denied carrying out sex attacks on four women.

Police Constable David Carrick, 47, who has been suspended by the force, appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday.

The officer, who served with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, is charged with a total of 29 offences against eight women between 2009 and 2020.

Wearing a dark suit, pale blue shirt, tie and black face mask, Carrick spoke to confirm his name before entering not guilty pleas to nine charges.

They relate to four women and include six counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, one count of assault by penetration and one count of controlling and coercive behaviour between 2009 and 2018.

Carrick has previously denied a further 20 charges against four other complainants, including allegations that he raped one woman he met on dating app Tinder, falsely imprisoned another in a cupboard under the stairs, and sexually assaulted three women by urinating on them.

He faces trial at St Albans Crown Court on April 26 on all 29 charges which are: 13 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.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb remanded Carrick, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in custody, ahead of his next court appearance at the Old Bailey on March 11.