Off-duty Cressida Dick, a member of the London Metropolitan Police, has been charged with rape.

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Off-duty Cressida Dick, a member of the London Metropolitan Police, has been charged with rape.

The force has stated that a METROPOLITAN POLICE officer has been charged with rape.

PC David Carrick, 46, of the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command of the Metropolitan Police Service, has been charged with rape. The charge was issued by Hertfordshire Constabulary on October 3, while the officer was off-duty.

Hertfordshire Constabulary apprehended Mr Carrick on October 2.

The officer was suspended the following day, according to the Met Police.

“We await the conclusion of criminal procedures,” they stated in a statement.

“The Independent Office for Police Conduct has been notified.”

Commissioner Cressida Dick also published a statement, stating that the public “will be quite concerned.”

“I am profoundly distressed to learn today that a member of the Metropolitan Police’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has been arrested and charged with this terrible offence,” she said.

“I completely recognize that the general public will be concerned as well.

“Criminal processes must now commence, thus I am unable to make any additional comments at this time.”

“The CPS has today allowed Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge serving Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, 46, with one count of rape following an alleged attack on a lady on the night of 4 September 2020,” said Malcom McHaffie, head crown prosecutor of CPS Thames and Chiltern.

“The defendant’s first court appearance will be through video connection at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court at 10 a.m. tomorrow.”

“The Crown Prosecution Service would like to remind everyone that criminal proceedings against the defendant are ongoing and that he is entitled to a fair trial.”

“It is critical that there be no online reporting, commenting, or sharing of anything that could jeopardize these proceedings in any way.”

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