Inquest into Dorset police officer who murdered a nurse

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Nurse Claire Parry was found unconscious at Horns Inn on Christchurch Road in West Parley at 3.39pm on 9th May. She later died in hospital as a result of brain injury which was caused from compression to the neck.

Today, during an inquest at Dorset Coroner’s Court, Bournemouth Town Hall, the coroner’s officer provided the court with the circumstances surrounding Claire Parry’s death.

“Ambulance had been called following reports of an injured male and unresponsive female at the Horns Inn pub in West Parley, Ferndown.

“Police have been informed and have attended the incident.

“The female that we now know to be Claire Parry was transferred to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital where, following interventions, her condition has continued to deteriorate and she passed away in their care.

“Family have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

“Police continue their enquiries into this matter.”

Nicola Muller, Coroner’s Officer

It’s understood that the body was formerly identified by Claire Parry’s husband, Andrew Parry, who is a police officer.

The man arrested on suspicion of murder was known to the woman and has been named as 41-year-old Timothy Brehmer.

Brehmer, who is a Police Constable for Dorset Police was off-duty at the time and was taken to Poole hospital for arm injuries. He underwent surgery and was later released before being arrested.

A trial date of 19th October has been set.

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