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Disgraced Scotland Yard officer David Carrick who raped 12 women is stripped of his £22,000 pension


A police officer who became one of Britain’s most prolific rapists has been stripped of his pension by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

David Carrick, who was convicted of 85 offences, including 48 rapes against a dozen women, has had most of his £22,000 annual pension stopped after the Mayor’s move.

But Tories criticised Mr Khan for doing this only last week – seven months after Chris Philp, the Policing Minister, signed off on the pension’s forfeiture.

One Tory source said that Mr Khan had left the decision until now because he wanted to grab headlines during his Mayoral re-election campaign.

He added: ‘We welcome the fact that Carrick will finally be stripped of his pension, but Ministers signed this off last summer, so why has it taken so long to implement?

David Carrick , who was convicted of 85 offences, including 48 rapes against a dozen women, has had most of his £22,000 annual pension stopped after the Mayor's move

David Carrick , who was convicted of 85 offences, including 48 rapes against a dozen women, has had most of his £22,000 annual pension stopped after the Mayor’s move

Carrick, 49, was a Met officer for 20 years until his arrest in 2021

Carrick, 49, was a Met officer for 20 years until his arrest in 2021

The Tories criticised Mr Khan for doing this seven months after Chris Philp, the Policing Minister, signed off on the pension's forfeiture

The Tories criticised Mr Khan for doing this seven months after Chris Philp, the Policing Minister, signed off on the pension’s forfeiture

‘The Mayor must stop manipulating his office and responsibility for London’s safety purely for political gain in an election year.’ 

However, a source close to Mr Khan said the Labour Mayor had to wait for the appeals process to conclude first.

Carrick, 49, was a Met officer for 20 years until his arrest in 2021. From 2009 he served in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Unit, which requires one of the highest security clearances for a police officer.

Throughout his career he raped at least a dozen women, many of whom he was in a relationship with, met through a dating app or were among his colleagues. He told his victims: ‘I’m a police officer, you’re safe with me.’

Last February he was jailed for a minimum of 30 years.

Mr Khan – who as Mayor oversees the Met – announced at the time that he would strip Carrick of his police pension. The decision was also agreed by the then Home Secretary Suella Braverman.

But after Mr Philp authorised the forfeiture, the Mayor’s Office for Policing had to go through a legal process, giving Carrick the opportunity to respond.

Carrick will lose around 65 per cent of his pension – the contribution made by his employer, the Met. He will still be eligible for the proceeds of his own contributions as the law does not allow for those to be taken from him.

Last night, Mr Khan said: ‘David Carrick blatantly abused his position of trust as a police officer to carry out his appalling crimes.

‘I have been very clear that steps should be taken to remove the employer contributions of his pension and it has now been decided that David Carrick will lose all these employer contributions.’



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