Images emerge of David Carrick with collage of women when in Army

Pictures emerge of Met Police rapist David Carrick posing with rifle in front of collage of naked women when he was a 19-year-old in the Army – as female penpal says he pretended to be an ‘elite soldier’

  • David Carrick served in the British Army before joining the Metropolitan Police
  • Pictures emerged showing him serving during a tour to Cyprus as a 19-year-old

Pictures have emerged of Met rapist David Carrick posing with a rifle in front of a collage of naked women while he was a teenager serving in the British Army.

The ex-police officer, 48, has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years for carrying out a string of ‘violent and brutal’ sex attacks after taking ‘monstrous advantage’ of at least a dozen women.

Carrick served in the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment and the Royal Logistics Corps prior to joining the Metropolitan Police.

But he would go on to subject his victims to ‘degrading and inhumane treatment’ during more than 20 years as a police officer.

Pictures have now emerged showing Carrick serving in the British Army during a tour to Cyprus as a 19-year-old, The Sun reports.

David Carrick pictured posing with a rifle during his time with the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment and the Royal Logistics Corps

Pictures have emerged showing Carrick in a martial arts pose in front of a collage of naked women

While in the country, Carrick would pose with guns in a martial arts stance.

He sent the images to a female penpal, who describes him as an ‘aloof and arrogant’.

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She also says he pretended to be an ‘elite soldier’ who was bound for the special forces.  

But Carrick, of Stevenage, was handed 36 life sentences at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday.

At least five of his victims bravely attended 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 court heard graphic details of how 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. 

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.

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

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.

The judge added: ‘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.’

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

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’

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.’  

Key moments in the Carrick case 

2000: Carrick is a suspect in two offences reported to the Met involving allegations of malicious communications and burglary against a former partner after Carrick refused to accept the end of their relationship. He is not arrested and no further action is taken.

August 2001: Carrick joins the Met. After training he works as a response officer based in Merton, south-west London.

2002: While still in his two-year probationary period, Carrick is accused of harassment and assault against a former partner. He is not arrested by the Met and no further action is taken. The matter is not referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards.

2002: Carrick is the subject of the first of five public complaints made between 2002 and 2008. Two allegations that he had been rude were dealt with by management action locally, while three relating to incivility and use of force were withdrawn or dismissed.

2003: His first known victim is repeatedly raped.

2004: Carrick rapes another woman.

2004: Carrick is involved in a domestic incident but no criminal allegations are made to the Met, he is not arrested and the matter is not referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards.

July 2005: The officer is now based in Barnet, north London.

2006-2009: On multiple occasions, the officer rapes a woman, whom he abuses, threatens with violence and demeans. She fears she will not be believed if she reports him.

2009: Carrick is transferred to what is now the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, where his role involves providing an armed policing presence at parliamentary, government and diplomatic premises.

2009: Hertfordshire Police receive a domestic abuse report from a third party involving Carrick but neither party makes a complaint and no charge is brought. Hertfordshire Police inform Met supervisors.

2009: Carrick meets his next victim, a 51-year-old woman, whom he sexually assaults after a social evening.

August 2009: He sexually assaults a 47-year-old woman after sharing a hotel room following a social event.

November 2009: Carrick invites a 57-year-old woman back to his home, becomes aggressive and tries to rape her.

November 2015: Carrick rapes a 45-year-old woman.

2016: Carrick is a suspect in a Hampshire Police investigation following an allegation of harassment. He is not arrested and the inquiry is later closed.

October 2016: Carrick repeatedly rapes and sexually abuses a woman he met online, in some cases causing injuries and urinating over her.

2017: Carrick should have been vetted after 10 years of service but is only now re-vetted and passes.

2017: Carrick is spoken to by Thames Valley Police officers after he is thrown out of a Reading nightclub for being drunk. He is not arrested and the matter is not referred to the Met.

March 2017: Carrick meets a woman on a night out, whom he goes on to rape multiple times and sexually abuse. She later describes him as totally controlling and aggressive and says he regularly urinated in her mouth, humiliated her and threatened her with violence.

2017: Carrick meets a woman on an online dating site who later says he raped her in the shower after dragging her in by her hair. She also describes being whipped with a belt and suffocated during sex.

July 2018: Carrick meets a 41-year-old woman online, whom he sexually assaults while she cleans his bathroom.

2019: Hertfordshire Police receive a third party report of assault and criminal damage involving an argument between Carrick and a woman during a domestic incident. He is said to have grabbed her by the neck.

Neither party is supportive of police involvement and no further action is taken after the case is looked at by the domestic abuse unit.

The incident is referred to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and Carrick is given words of advice in relation to informing his chain of command about off-duty incidents. It is determined he has no case to answer in relation to misconduct.

July 2020: Carrick meets a woman on an online dating site whom he goes on to rape, causing her injuries. He is verbally and physically aggressive, urinates on her and uses sex toys against her will.

July 2021: The woman reports being raped by Carrick. He is arrested by Hertfordshire Police over the allegation but no further action is taken after she withdraws the complaint.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards is made aware and Carrick is placed on restricted duties. It is determined he has no case to answer in relation to any misconduct and in September the restriction is lifted, although he never returns to full duties.

October 1 2021: A 50-year-old woman reports she was raped by Carrick in September 2020. He is arrested, charged and suspended by the Met.

October 4: Carrick is remanded in custody after appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with rape.

October 2021-October 2022: The publicity prompts more women to come forward and make allegations against Carrick.

December 13 2022: Carrick pleads guilty to 43 offences at the Old Bailey. His pay is stopped by the Met.

January 16 2023: Carrick admits a further six charges at Southwark Crown Court.

January 17 2023: He is sacked by the Met following a special misconduct hearing.

February 6-7: Carrick is sentenced at Southwark Crown Court.

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