Killer cop who strangled lover after she revealed affair 'used his posh accent to seduce a string of other women'

A MARRIED killer cop who strangled his lover after she revealed his 11-year affair used his posh accent to seduce a string of other women, a former police colleague has said.

Timothy Brehmer, 41, killed nurse Claire Parry in a car after she used his phone to text his wife saying: “I’m cheating on you.”

He was today found not guilty of murder after he admitted killing his lover in a Dorset pub car park.

He claimed it had been an "accident" as he tried to bundle the 41-year-old out of the car.

Jurors at Salisbury Crown Court heard how Brehmer, who was described as a “womaniser” and “man w****", sobbed: "I've f***ed up."

The charming officer was known by colleagues in Dorset Police as a “sexual predator” who preyed on “vulnerable” women.


A Dorset Police source told MailOnline he had a reputation as a ladies’ man who targeted women in his own unit.

He was described as a “smooth-talker” who would go behind his wife’s back, who worked as a detective in the same force.

According to the source he told each woman that they were the “only one for me” when trying to seduce them.

He was able to “hide a multitude of sins” because he was well-liked and a good officer – meaning bosses would often ignore his womanising, the source said.

They told MailOnline: “Dorset is a small force, everyone knows everyone, and Tim had this reputation as a serial womaniser.

“He was said to be a proper sexual predator who targeted mainly vulnerable women who he worked with both in the police and in other emergency services.

“'I personally know at least one officer he had a drunken kiss and fumble with. She had just split from someone at the time and he wormed his way into her affections but it was all just a lie and he was a married man.

Tim was well-spoken and was often mocked by his colleagues because of it but he used it to his advantage when it came to chatting up women."

“There are others, although exactly how many I can't tell you. He had a streak of arrogance which helped him lie and cover his tracks over his affairs.

“Tim was well-spoken and was often mocked by his colleagues because of it but he used it to his advantage when it came to chatting up women.

“He could lay on the charm and was pretty well-liked by his colleagues and that, coupled with the fact that he was good at his job, helped to hide a multitude of sins.”

Today, a jury at Salisbury Crown Court took two hours and 50 minutes to find Brehmer not guilty of Ms Parry's murder in a unanimous verdict.

However, the Dorset Police officer still faces a lengthy jail term as he admitted killing mum-of-two Mrs Parry by manslaughter and will be sentenced tomorrow morning.

Brehmer's mother, Rosalyn Chivers, and his sister Kirsten cried and hugged each other moments after the verdict was delivered.


Mrs Parry was left with "unsurvivable brain injuries" after she was strangled in the car park of the Horns Inn pub in West Parley, Dorset, around 3pm on May 9 and died in hospital the next day.

The court heard previously how Brehmer had told wife Martha at around 12pm he was going to pick up some steaks for a family BBQ planned later that day.

Around three hours later, she received a message saying "I am cheating on you" from her husband's phone.

Dorset Police PC Martin Brown told jurors he recognised Brehmer when called to the scene.

He added: "I said [to my colleague] 'doesn't that guy look like Tim Brehmer?' and as I approached it looked more like Tim.

"I said 'are you OK Tim? What's happened?' and he looked at me and said 'I can't remember' and began to cry hysterically."

Brehmer, of Hordle, Hampshire, denied murder but had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


Women's Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
  • Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
  • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
  • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.

If you are a ­victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]

Women’s Aid provides a live chat service available. from 10am to noon.

You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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