A police officer accused of raping a woman has been charged with a further 13 offences, including three more counts of rape.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says David Carrick was charged today (November 24) with the new offences as part of an ongoing investigation by detectives.

Carrick, who serves as a Metropolitan Police firearms officer, was arrested on October 2 in connection with a rape that allegedly took place at the Premier Inn hotel in St Albans on September 4 last year.

The 46-year-old, who lives in Stevenage, denied the rape allegation during a court hearing on October 4 but was remanded in custody.

Today, Hertfordshire Constabulary announced Carrick was facing a host of new charges after three further victims came forward.

Police say Carrick, who is based within the Met's Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, has been charged with three additional counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault by penetration, and two counts of coercive and controlling behaviour.

He has also been charged with one count of false imprisonment, one count of attempted sexual assault by penetration, and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2017 and 2020.

Carrick will appear by video link at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday November 26 in relation to these 13 new charges.

He will then appear at St Albans Crown Court on December 3 for the plea and trial preparation hearing, which should now include all the relevant charged cases.

Peter Burt, senior district crown prosecutor for CPS Thames and Chiltern, said: "Following a referral of evidence by Hertfordshire Constabulary, the CPS has now charged David Carrick with a total of 14 alleged offences against four women.

"We remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has a right to a fair trial.

"It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."