Met Police Officer has been charged with rape

A Met Police officer will appear in court after being charged with rape.

Police Constable David Carrick, 46 who is based at the Met Police’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic protection command has been charged with rape.

At the time of his arrest he was off-duty in Hertfordshire on Saturday evening.

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

“I fully recognise the public will be very concerned too.

“Criminal proceedings must now take their course so I am unable to comment any further at this stage.”