A police officer who now has a total of 44 charges relating to rape and sexual assault has appeared in court.

David Carrick already faced 41 charges involving 11 victims between 2003 and 2020.

This week the 47-year-old faced three additional charges of rape between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2009.

Carrick, who appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court wearing a suit and tie, and was flanked by four officers, spoke only to confirm his name and age.

Watford Observer: David Carrick. Credit: FacebookDavid Carrick. Credit: Facebook

The new charges relate to one complainant, the 12th alleged complainant.

Chief magistrate Paul Goldspring remanded Carrick in custody until May 27 when he will appear at St Albans Crown Court on all 44 charges.

Mr Goldspring said: “Mr Carrick, you are here today because there are three new charges against you.

“I formally send all three to the court sitting at St Albans.

“You will appear there on May 27 to link up with the other charges.”

Carrick shook his head as he was led out of the dock by the officers.

Watford Observer: David Carrick in an earlier court hearing. Credit: PADavid Carrick in an earlier court hearing. Credit: PA

The 47-year-old, who was arrested by Hertfordshire Constabulary in October and suspended by the Met, was previously attached to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command.

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His charges include: 

– 21 counts of rape

– nine counts of sexual assault

– five counts of assault by penetration

– three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour

– two counts of false imprisonment

– two counts of attempted rape

– one count of attempted sexual assault by penetration

– one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent

He will appear for a hearing at St Albans Crown Court on May 27 on all the charges.