Dorset Police was called to the car park
of the Horns Inn in Christchurch Road at 3.39pm on Saturday 9 May 2020 following a report from the ambulance service of two people requiring medical assistance.
Mrs Parry – who was known to the defendant and had arranged to meet him at the car park
– was taken to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital for medical treatment. Very sadly, she died in hospital on the morning of Sunday
10 May 2020.
A post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of death
was a brain injury caused by compression of her neck.
Brehmer – who was a serving police constable
with Dorset Police seconded to the National Police Air Service (NPAS) at the time of the incident – was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to Poole Hospital for treatment to injuries to his arms, which were believed to be self-inflicted. He was later released from hospital and following
the death of Mrs Parry, he was further arrested on suspicion of murder and subsequently charged.
In his sentencing remarks, Judge Mr Justice Jacobs said that – having considered all the evidence in the case – he was sentencing Brehmer on the basis that he lost his self-control following Mrs Parry sending a text message to his wife revealing their affair, rather than on the basis that he had not intended to kill or seriously harm his victim
Brehmer was not on duty at the time of the incident. He was dismissed from the Force following a misconduct hearing on Wednesday 16 September 2020.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Dixey, of the Major Crime Investigation Team
(MCIT), said: “Timothy Brehmer’s criminal actions on Saturday 9 May 2020 have had a devastating impact on a number of people, particularly the family of Claire Parry and her loved ones.
“Our thoughts remain with all those affected and I would again like to thank Claire’s family for their support
throughout the investigation and trial process. I can only hope that the conclusion of the court proceedings is of some comfort to them.