Mistress strangled by married cop colluded with second lover

How mistress strangled by married lothario PC Timothy Brehmer colluded with ANOTHER of his lovers to ’embark on his long and slow downfall’ by exposing him as a sexual predator

  • PC Timothy Brehmer had a ten-year affair with married nurse Claire Parry, 41
  • He strangled Mrs Parry in a pub car park on May 9 when she threatened to tell his wife
  • Mrs Parry colluded on Facebook with another of his mistresses Detective Constable Kate Rhodes to ’embark on his long and slow downfall’
  • DC Rhodes said Brehmer treated her ‘like a piece of meat’ and had a tool kit to groom every woman he came into contact with 
  • The smooth-talking officer had a reputation for targeting ‘vulnerable’ emergency workers
  • Bosses turned a blind eye to his womanising because he was good at his job, a Dorset Police source told MailOnline

The mistress throttled in a pub car park by married lothario policeman Timothy Brehmer colluded with another of his lovers to expose him as a sexual predator. 

Brehmer strangled nurse Claire Parry in his car after she used his phone to text his detective wife of 14 years, telling her: ‘I’m cheating on you’.

In the weeks before her death Mrs Parry, 41, had contacted a second of his mistresses Detective Constable Kate Rhodes on Facebook to expose his double life.

She set up a fake Facebook account using the name ‘Louisa Morgan’ and messaged the only other lover she knew, DC Rhodes.

The pair established that he was likely to have had at least three lovers in the emergency services, including another police officer. 

Claire Parry (left), who had a ten year affair with Tim Brehmer, contacted another of his mistresses Detective Constable Kate Rhodes (right) on Facebook to plot his downfall 

Mrs Parry wanted to expose her lover PC Brehmer’s womanising to his wife Martha (pictured together) with whom he has a nine-year-old son

Brehmer, 41, was a smooth-talking police officer who had a reputation for targeting ‘vulnerable’ emergency workers

Mrs Parry said she intended to ruin his life by confessing to his wife, Martha, referring him to the police watchdog and reporting him to the taxman for failing to declare a second income he made from gardening and odd jobs.

In messages to DC Rhodes, Mrs Parry, a fitness fanatic, wrote ‘hell hath no fury’ and said she was ’embarking on a long and slow downfall of Mr ‘man-whore’ Brehmer. 

The charming officer was known by his colleagues in the force as a ‘sexual predator’ who preyed on ‘vulnerable’ emergency workers. 

During his trial the court was told that Brehmer had seduced a string of women and was dubbed Mr Smooth by one because he was a ‘professional at grooming them’. 

And a source within Dorset Police told MailOnline well-spoken Brehmer had a reputation as a ladies’ man who targeted lovers working within his own unit.

In messages to DC Rhodes (left), Mrs Parry (right), a fitness fanatic, wrote ‘hell hath no fury’ and said she was ’embarking on a long and slow downfall of Mr ‘man-whore’ Brehmer

Brehmer told his wife Martha, a detective at Dorset Police, that he was going to buy steaks for a family barbecue on May 9 – the day he killed his mistress in a pub car park  

Mrs Parry’s husband Andrew (left), also a police officer has been left to bring up the couple’s two children alone. He had confronted his wife (right) about the affair before her death

They said the smooth-talker, who is married to a detective in the same force, told each woman ‘you are the only one for me’ and sent song lyrics and sexualised messages to ‘suck them in’.

Yet despite his ‘streak of arrogance’ the father-of-two, who was born in Zimbabwe and raised by his mother and stepfather in Hampshire, was well-liked and good at his job, which helped him to ‘hide a multitude of sins’ – and meant bosses often turned a blind eye to his womanising.

‘Dorset is a small force, everyone knows everyone, and Tim had this reputation as a serial womaniser,’ said the source.

‘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.

‘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.

Brehmer wept as he admitted to the court to being ‘responsible’ for killing Mrs Parry

‘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.’

Bosses turned a blind eye to his fling with DC Rhodes in 2011. She told the jury she ‘quickly fell in love with him’ after they met at work but that she finished the relationship once she discovered he was married.  

She described him as a ‘groomer who has a tool kit he uses on every woman he encounters.’

She said that in 2016, years after they had last seen each other, Brehmer made her ‘feel like a piece of meat’ by texting while she was on holiday with her husband, calling her a ‘dirty b***h’ and suggesting they meet for sex. 

Brehmer’s fling with his victim Mrs Parry had begun in 2006 when she worked at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Although their relationship was no more than ‘sexually flirtatious’ to begin with they eventually began sleeping with each other.

Brehmer told the court the affair was ‘its own little bubble of niceness.’ 

Bodycam footage played to the jury at court shows Dorset police officer Brehmer sobbing as he is treated in an ambulance after the death of his lover Parry

Married cop Brehmer sobbed ‘What’s my mum going to say?’ in the ambulance after strangling his lover Mrs Parry to death 

The court has heard Brehmer, 41, ‘angrily and deliberately’ strangled mother-of-two Mrs Parry in his Citroen after she threatened to reveal their 10-year affair to his detective wife 

But he said things had ‘gone bonkers’ between them in Mrs Parry’s final as he marriage collapsed and she had broken their ‘golden rule’ by asking him about his home life.

Mrs Parry’s husband Andrew told the court that by that time he had started tracking his wife when he became suspicious about the affair by hiding their daughter’s mobile in her car and tracing her whereabouts using an app.

He had found an email she had sent to Brehmer in which she said she would never love someone as much as him, as well as Travelodge bookings on their joint bank account and a man’s rugby shirt under the couple’s marital bed.

Mr Parry confronted his wife in February and she confessed that she had slept with Brehmer once.

The couple had counselling sessions but Mr Parry said he had accepted the marriage was over.

In the weeks leading up to her death, Brehmer told the court that he and Mrs Parry had met six times on dog walks before work, and that she had threatened to tell his wife. 

He was desperate to cover up their affair and on May 9 told Mrs Brehmer he was going to pick up some steaks for a family barbecue they were having later that day.

Instead, he drove to the car park of The Horns Inn in West Parley, Dorset, where he met mother-of-two Mrs Parry, to dissuade her from revealing their affair.

Just after 3pm that Saturday afternoon, she got into Brehmer’s Citroen C1 car and the pair began arguing, with Mrs Parry asking for his phone so she could look through his social media apps and see who else he had been in contact with.

After sending the message to his wife, he said she had refused to leave his vehicle so he tried to robustly force her out.

The court heard that Brehmer had strangled Mrs Parry so forcefully that a bone in her neck had broken and that a passer-by had found her body hanging half in and half out of his car.

One leg was wrapped around the gearstick and the other was on the passenger seat

At some point, Brehmer, who said he was severely depressed as his life started to unravel and had planned to kill himself after meeting with Mrs Parry, stabbed himself three times in the arm with a penknife.

He was seen on CCTV walking shoeless across the car park to the entrance where he sat down covered in his own blood, sobbing, before asking passers-by for help.

He initially told colleagues who arrested him that Mrs Parry had stabbed him only to later change his story.

He admitted her manslaughter but denied any intent to cause harm, claiming that he had ended up on top of her, with his left arm around the top of her chest, and that she had died accidentally as a result of that struggle.

The jury at Salisbury Crown Court believed him and he was cleared of her murder. 

Brehmer joined the police in 2003, first working in Bournemouth as a beat officer before joining the road traffic policing unit in 2010.

In 2015, he suffered a serious thumb injury after being assaulted by a 56-year-old motorist he had pulled over, which prevented him from driving.

After some time off work, he was seconded to the National Police Air Service (NPAS) and became part of the police helicopter crew, operating the camera and assisting with navigation.

He had met Martha in 2003 and the couple married three years later. They have a nine-year-old son together who she lives with at the former marital home in Lymington, Hampshire.

Publicly Mrs Brehmer has declined requests to comment on her husband’s case. However, the court was told that the last time she spoke to her husband was on May 9 when he told her he was going to buy steaks for the barbecue.

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