David Carrick, an armed officer in the Metropolitan police’s parliamentary and diplomatic protection command, was revealed on Monday to have been a serial rapist who committed more than 71 serious sexual offences. Here are the key dates.
January 1975: Carrick is born in Salisbury, Wiltshire. He is brought up in Durrington, near Amesbury, and attends Durrington comprehensive school. After he leaves school he works in the local Co-op.
1994: Carrick joins the army.
2000: Carrick is alleged to have sent malicious communications to a partner who wanted to leave him, and faces a claim of burglary. 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. He moves to Barnet, north London, in July 2005.
2002: He is accused of assaulting and harassing a former partner. He is not arrested and no further action is taken.
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.
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 make a complaint and no charge is brought. Hertfordshire police inform the Met.
2016: He is a suspect in a Hampshire police investigation of alleged harassment.
2017: Police speak to him after he is ejected from a Reading nightclub for being drunk.
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 are supportive of police involvement and no further action is taken after the case is looked at by the domestic abuse unit.
July 2021: He is arrested for rape. He is arrested by Hertfordshire police over the allegation but no further action is taken after the woman withdraws the complaint.
1 October 2021: A 50-year-old woman reports she was raped by Carrick in September 2020. He is arrested, charged and suspended by the Met.
4 October 2021: Carrick is remanded in custody after appearing at Westminster magistrates court charged with rape.
October 2021-October 2022: The publicity prompts another 12 women to come forward and make allegations against Carrick.
16 December 2022: Carrick pleads guilty to 43 offences at the Old Bailey. His pay is stopped by the Met.
16 January 2023: Carrick admits a further six charges at Southwark crown court.