Moment serial rapist David Carrick was arrested at his home

‘I’ve only been a police officer for 20 years’: Moment naked sex monster cop David Carrick complains as he is arrested at home – as he is jailed for a minimum of 30 years for vile attacks on 12 women

  • Rapist police officer, 48, sentenced to life with a minimum term of 30 years
  • READ MORE: His victims bravely speak about the hell they had been put through

This is the moment serial rapist David Carrick was arrested by police on suspicion of raping a woman at a hotel, sparking a major investigation which unmasked him as one of Britain’s worst sex offenders.

The footage, released by police, shows Carrick arguing with officers and demanding to know what they are searching for as they arrested him at his home in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in October 2021.

Today the 48-year-old former Metropolitan Police officer was jailed for a minimum term of 30 years for carrying out a string of ‘violent and brutal’ sex attacks on at least a dozen women.

Carrick said ‘not again’ when he was arrested on October 2, 2021 ,after a woman came forward to police alleging she had been raped in a Holiday Inn hotel in St Albans on September 5, 2020.

That charge was dropped against the disgraced police officer, but it was claimed he had met the woman on the Tinder dating app and showed her his Scotland Yard warrant card.

This is the moment serial rapist David Carrick was arrested by police on suspicion of raping a woman at a hotel, sparking a major investigation which unmasked him as one of Britain’s worst sex offenders

Today Carrick was slammed by a judge for taking ‘monstrous advantage of his victims’ while serving as a Metropolitan Police officer for more than 20 years.

At least five of Carrick’s victims bravely attended Southwark Crown Court to watch as their attacker was jailed for a minimum of 30 years and 239 days in prison before being considered for parole.

The disgraced former firearms officer wore a dark suit, white shirt and tie as he appeared in the dock in front of a packed courtroom at a hearing that was televised.

He was silent and impassive as his sentence was handed down.

During sentencing, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb said Carrick had taken ‘monstrous advantage’ of his victims with whom he had ‘brutal, controlling and coercive relationships’ with.

She told Carrick that he ‘behaved as if you were untouchable’, adding it was a ‘spectacular downfall for a man charged with upholding the law’ having lost his liberty, job and status.

Carrick, who joined the Met in 2001 before becoming an armed officer with the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command in 2009, pleaded guilty to 49 charges, including 24 counts of rape.

Some of his victims had bravely attended Southwark Crown Court to watch as Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb (pictured) was sentencing the 48-year-old from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on Tuesday

Former Met Police officer David Carrick pictured in court yesterday as details of some of his horrific crimes emerged including how he used ‘power and control’ to carry out ‘violent and brutal’ sex attacks

Following his sentencing, the Home Secretary Suella Braverman branded his crimes a ‘scar on our police’, while Met Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said: ‘David Carrick’s crimes were unspeakably evil. The detail is harrowing.’

Over the two-day sentencing hearing, details of some of Carrick’s horrific crimes were heard in court, including how he sent one of his victims a photograph of himself with a police-issue gun, saying: ‘Remember I am the boss.’

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Yesterday, victim impact statements were read out in court, including one woman who said she had ‘encountered evil’ on the night she was repeatedly raped by Carrick, after pointing a black handgun at her head and putting his hands around her throat.

The serial rapist had boasted to the victim that ‘I am the safest person you can be around, I’m a police officer’ in order to get her back to his London flat.

Another said she was convinced because of his position as a diplomatic and parliamentary protection officer she would be not be believed if she reported him, saying she had had it drilled into her ‘he was the police, he was the law and he owned me’.

Upsetting photographs showing the cupboard under the stairs where he locked one woman naked as a form of punishment, a black whip he used and surveillance cameras to spy on victims were released.

During sentencing, Justice Cheema-Grubb spoke of the ‘spectacular downfall for a man charged with upholding the law’.

She told Carrick: ‘Behind a public appearance of propriety and trustworthiness you took monstrous advantage of women.

‘You brazenly raped and sexually assaulted a number of women, some very brutally, and you behaved as if you were untouchable.

‘You were bold and at times relentless, trusting that no victim would overcome her shame and fear to report you.

‘For nearly two decades, you were proved right but now a combination of those 12 women, by coming forward, and your police colleagues, by acting on their evidence, have exposed you and brought you low.

‘You have lost your liberty, your job and your status. You have before you the prospect of a difficult time in custody for many years.’

Details of some of Carrick’s horrific crimes were heard in court yesterday, including how he sent one of his victims a photograph of himself with a police-issue gun, saying: ‘Remember I am the boss.’

Continuing her sentencing remarks, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb told Carrick he showed an ‘astonishing degree of moral corruption’.

The judge listed a number of key themes in Carrick’s offending, including asserting authority and enacting ‘extreme domination’ over his victims.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb also highlighted the ‘reluctance of victims to report your offending’ because of their knowledge of his ‘status as a police officer’.

She spoke of the ‘irretrievable devastation’ Carrick’s crimes has had on his victims, including ‘long-lasting psychological harm’ and ‘damaged mental health’

She said: ‘Each one is traumatised, one woman feels as those she has been lost for the last 19 years.

‘You have shaped their lives, deprived them of the ability to form lasting relationships with men. They continue to question their own judgments. They don’t trust the police.’ 

A police van Carrick is believed to have been in driving to Southwark Crown Court on Monday

Images were released for the first time showing a tiny cupboard that Carrick locked one of the woman in as a form of punishment, as well as a whip he used on the victim.

She added that he had ‘not expressed regret or remorse for what you have done#.

‘He should not have been a police officer’: Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley’s statement in full 

David Carrick has been sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 30 years behind bars.

He pleaded guilty to 49 offences against 12 women including 24 counts of rape and further counts of controlling and coercive behaviour, sexual assault and false imprisonment.

He was sacked from the Metropolitan Police Service last month.

Carrick was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday, 7 February following a two day hearing.

Following his sentencing, Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said: ‘David Carrick’s crimes were unspeakably evil. The detail is harrowing.

‘He subjected these victims and survivors to the most degrading and inhumane treatment and yet they still showed the courage to come forward and to provide the evidence that led to his conviction.

‘He exploited his position as a police officer in the most disgusting way. He should not have been a police officer. We weren’t rigorous enough in our approach and as a result we missed opportunities to identify the warning signs over decades. I want to again reiterate my apology on behalf of the Met. We are truly sorry.

‘I recognise that as a result of this case and other prominent recent cases, there are women whose trust in the police is profoundly shaken.

‘I and tens of thousands of officers and staff in the Met are horrified by this man’s crimes and recognise this will shake Londoners trust too.

‘We have let down women across London but we are more determined than ever to put it right.

‘I have been clear, we will rid the Met of those who corrupt our integrity by bringing the same intensive investigative approach to identifying wrongdoing in our own ranks as we do to identifying criminals in the community. Some other police services are starting to confront similar issues.

‘Addressing systemic failures will take time, but we will be determined and relentless in rooting out the corrupt. Lifting the stone and confronting what we find beneath, will result in more difficult cases coming to light. We need the support of Londoners to get through it.

‘This is not the time for me to lay out in detail the actions we are taking to root out those who corrupt our integrity. Today is about the victims’ fight for justice.

‘On 31st March, we will be sharing the progress we have made on rooting out those who corrupt our integrity. We will earn back the trust and confidence of women and give Londoners the police service they deserve.’

‘The criminality you have shown can be best described as an unrestrained campaign of rape. It can be best described as the work of a serial rapist.’

The judge revealed that Carrick attempted to kill himself while on remand at Belmarsh prison and was detained in a secure hospital but was found not to be suffering from any mental disorder.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb told him: ‘You were driven to try to commit suicide as a self-pitying reaction to the shame brought on you by these proceedings rather than remorse.’

The court heard how Carrick had revealed to a probation officer he had suffered ‘childhood trauma’, including growing up with parents ‘who drank to excess’ and being abused by his stepfather.

Speaking after his sentencing, DCI Iain Moor of Bedfordshire, Cambridge and Hertfordshire major crime unit, said that he was ‘extremely relieved’ that a ‘serious and prolific sex offender is now going to be behind bars for a very long time’.

He added: ‘David Carrick has brought same on the profession and was not fit to wear the uniform.’

Yesterday, the court heard harrowing accounts of abuse, sexual assault, rape, false imprisonment and coercive control.

Carrick used cameras he installed at home to monitor women while he was at work. 

He made another woman choke on her vomit, assaulted one with a sex toy and urinated on one of his victims.

The armed officer tortured and abused women for 17 years despite coming to police attention nine times before his arrest and developing the nickname ‘B*****d Dave’ at work.

He called women ‘fat and lazy’ and treated them like as his ‘sex slaves’ as well as controlled them financially.

Victims were isolated from their family and forbidden from speaking with other men.

He also used his police baton as a threat and handcuffs in an attack.

Carrick’s crimes were all carried out while serving with the force – he guarded sites including embassies and the Houses of Parliament, and completed training courses, including one on domestic abuse in 2005.

Prosecutor Tom Little KC said the ‘systematic’ offending was ‘catalogue of violent and brutal sexual offences’.

He would use ‘power and control’ to stop his victims leaving or reporting him, and others feared they would not be believed if they reported the rape.

One of Carrick’s first victims, who was brutally raped and left with internal and external injuries, said she was told by an A&E nurse that ‘the law tend to protect their own’ when she revealed her abuser was a police officer. 

Mr Little said a search of Carrick’s electronic devices revealed internet searches for pornography including words such as ‘extreme’ and ‘painful’.

The 49 charges admitted by Carrick include 24 counts of rape, nine counts of sexual assault, five counts of assault by penetration, three counts of coercive and controlling behaviour, three 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 and one count of indecent assault.

Some are multiple-incident counts, meaning they relate to at least 85 separate offences, including at least 71 sexual offences and 48 rapes.

David Carrick, pictured here in a court sketch at Southwark Crown Court on Monday

The former Met Police officer, pictured here in uniform and holding a gun, abused a dozen women over the course of nearly 20 years 

Images were released for the first time showing a tiny cupboard that Carrick locked one of the woman in as a form of punishment, as well as a whip he used on the victim.

Carrick set up surveillance cameras which he used to monitor some of his victims at his home

He denied a further count of rape in September 2020 relating to a 13th woman, whose allegation triggered the investigation, with the Crown Prosecution Service deciding it was not in the public interest to proceed to trial.

READ MORE: ‘The law tend to protect their own’: Warning of A&E nurse to victim of sex monster cop David Carrick who told her to ‘move on’ after she revealed she was attacked by a police officer 


Mr Little said the case fell short of meriting a whole-life sentence – because he had not killed anyone and pleaded guilty – but called for a life sentence with a fixed minimum term.

Alisdair Williamson KC, defending, said Carrick ‘accepts fully responsibility for what he has done’ and that it is likely any life sentence will ‘bring him close to, if not to, the close of his natural life’.

He told the court: ‘He cannot ask for mercy and he won’t ask for mercy.’

The Met was forced to apologise and admit Carrick should have been rooted out earlier after it emerged he came to police attention over nine incidents – including allegations of rape, domestic violence and harassment – between 2000 and 2021, with all but one of the incidents relating to his behaviour towards women.

Carrick faced no criminal sanctions or misconduct findings and police chiefs across England and Wales have since been asked to have all officers checked against national police databases by the end of March.

He was finally sacked from the force last month after pleading guilty and being unmasked as one of the country’s most prolific sex offenders.

Carrick’s crimes are set to form part of the independent inquiry looking at the murder of Sarah Everard, who was raped and strangled by then-serving Met officer Wayne Couzens in March 2021.

Paying tribute to the brave women who came forward to Carrick to account, Suella Braverman said: ‘It is vital we uncover how he was able to wear the uniform for so long, and I welcome the Angiolini Inquiry’s investigation into David Carrick’s criminal behaviour and the decision-making around his vetting.

‘There is no place in our police for such heinous and predatory behaviour, and I look forward to receiving Lady Elish’s findings.’

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