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British police officer pleads guilty to 49 offences, including 24 counts of rape

02:24 PM | 17 Jan, 2023
British police officer pleads guilty to 49 offences, including 24 counts of rape
Source: City of London Police/Facebook and social media

LONDON – A former cop of London’s Metropolitan Police force, David Carrick, has sparked a new wave of terror for being the country’s most prolific sex offender, abusing his powers for dozens of sexual offences.

David Carrick pleaded guilty to 24 counts of rape, 9 counts of sexual assault, 5 counts of assault by penetration, 3 counts of controlling behavior, as many counts of false imprisonment, other than 2 counts of attempted rape, and each count of attempted sexual assault, and indecent assault.

Reports in international media claimed that the former cop pleaded guilty to a bunch of charges before London’s Southwark Crown Court on Monday.

The 46-year-old cop admitted to the horrifying crimes on January 16 and has been labeled as a serial rapist cop who was out there on the streets committing sexual offenses for two decades.

Following his arrest in 2021, the serial rapist cop was fired. He earlier admitted to 43 other offences, including 20 counts of rape, at a hearing last month.

Carrick, who was deployed in the response unit, continued to abuse his powers during his duty between 2003 to 2020. He served in parliamentary and diplomatic command of London police, was posted for guarding the UK Parliament, including PM’s residence and foreign embassies, per reports.

The heinous revelations sparked fresh scrutiny as the force is facing a lot of heat in wake of vetting procedures as the officer admitted dozens of rape and a string of sexual assaults.

In a statement, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley called the years of abuse ‘sickening’, saying Carrick should not have been a part of the police department.

He called it a ‘systemic failure’, revealing that thousands of claims have been made against hundreds of officers, who are now facing probe.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's spokesperson called the event ‘appalling’ while London Mayor Sadiq Khan raised serious questions that needed to be answered.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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