Police officer charged with murder of a woman in West Parley

The Horns Inn, West Parley

We recently covered the story of a woman who died in hospital after being found in a pub car park in West Parley, near Bournemouth.

Police were called to reports of two people requiring immediate medical attention at Horns Inn on Christchurch Road in West Parley at 3.39pm on 9th May.

It has been revealed that the woman who later died in Royal Bournemouth Hospital from brain injury following compression to the neck, was 41-year-old Claire Parry.

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

Timothy Brehmer

Brehmer, who is a Police Constable for Dorset Police was off-duty at the time, and was taken to hospital for arm injuries.

Initially, he was released from the hospital, but was later arrested on the suspicion of murder. Police later further arrested Timothy Brehmer for murder.

The man will now appear in Poole Magistrates Court via a video link on 12th May.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Callaghan of Dorset Police said: “Detectives from our major crime investigation team are leading the investigation into this incident.

We have kept the family of Mrs Parry updated throughout the investigation and family liaison officers continue to support them. Our thoughts remain with her family and friends at this very difficult time.

Following enquiries into this incident, we have consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service, which has authorised a charge of murder.

He added: “It is important to stress that it would be entirely inappropriate for Dorset Police to comment any further ahead of the court process. It is vital that the justice system is allowed to follow its course.

I would also like to remind the public that this matter is now the subject of active court proceedings and the individual charged in connection with this investigation has a right to a fair trial.

It is important that there should be no commentary or sharing of information online or on social media that could potentially prejudice these proceedings.

Although Timothy Brehmer was off-duty when he allegedly killed Claire Parry, Dorset Police stated that due to his role as a Police Constable in the force, a referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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