Married police officer arrested on suspicion of murder after his lover is found strangled to death in pub car park – The Sun

A COP has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his lover was strangled in a pub car park.

PC Tim Brehmer allegedly attacked Claire Parry before slashing his wrists.

Detectives believe that the married cop had cycled 18 miles from his home to meet the victim before he is thought to have snapped.
Ms Parry, 41, said to be a nurse married to another policeman, was found unconscious at The Horns Inn pub at West Parley, near Bournemouth, in Dorset.

Traffic officer Brehmer, also 41, lay slumped nearby bleeding from wounds to his arms.

Ms Parry was taken to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital following the attack at 3.30pm on Saturday and pronounced dead the following morning.

Father-of-one Brehmer was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment and then into ­custody.

Brehmer, originally from Canada, was last night still being held.


His wife Martha is a detective with Dorset Police and the couple, who have a nine-year-old son, live in a cottage in the New ­Forest.

Residents in their village of Hordle, near Lymington, Hants, yesterday told of their horror at the news.

The day before the attack, Brehmer and Martha had ­celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day with ­neighbours.

One local said: “I’m in complete shock. They were the perfect family, they had everything. A lovely home, a beautiful little boy.

“Tim and Martha both worked in Poole for Dorset Police and would commute the 20 miles or so to get there. It’s tragic.”

Brehmer was hailed a hero and collected an award after he and a colleague rescued a family from a blazing house in Christchurch, Dorset, in 2011.

An ex-colleague said: “Tim is a very easy-going guy — he and Martha are a lovely couple. This has shocked people.”

Two police cars remained outside Brehmer’s home yesterday.

Officers were seen leaving the two-bed cottage with black bags and a red first aid bag.

DCI Richard Dixey of Dorset Police said: “I would like to stress that the death is being treated as unexplained at this time.”

A man, aged 41, was last night charged with the murder of Ms Parry.

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