‘Manw***e’ police officer Timothy Brehmer appeals against 10-and-a-half year jail sentence for killing his married long-term lover
- Timothy Brehmer has applied to Court of Appeal to have his sentence shortened
- It comes after the Attorney General has referred his case to the Court of Appeal
- Appeal was made to lengthen sentence under Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme
- Brehmer, 41, was convicted of manslaughter over death of Claire Parry in May
‘Manw***e’ police officer Timothy Brehmer (pictured) is appealing against his 10-and-a-half year jail sentence for killing his married lover, it has been revealed
‘Manw***e’ police officer Timothy Brehmer is appealing against his 10-and-a-half year jail sentence for killing his married lover, it has been revealed.
The married police constable was jailed last month after being convicted of causing the death of Claire Parry in a pub car park in West Parley, Dorset, in May.
The 41-year-old was found not guilty of the mother-of-two’s murder, but was convicted of her manslaughter following a trial at Salisbury Crown Court.
Now Brehmer has applied to the Court of Appeal to shorten his 10-and-half-year prison sentence, according to the Bournemouth Daily Echo.
It comes as the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has reviewed Brehmer’s sentence after a complaint was made about its length under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme.
The scheme allows members of the public to apply to have a sentence extended where they feel it is unduly lenient.
According to the Crown Prosecution Service, this applies when a sentence ‘falls outside the range of sentences which the judge, applying his mind to all the relevant factors, could reasonably consider appropriate’.
The Attorney General’s Office has now referred the case to the Court of Appeal.
A spokesperson for the AGO told MailOnline: ‘The Solicitor General expresses his deepest sympathies to the family of Claire Parry.
‘After careful consideration he has decided to refer the sentence of Timothy Brehmer to the Court of Appeal as he believes the sentence is unduly lenient.’
Mrs Parry, 41, died in what the court heard was a ‘kerfuffle’ in Brehmer’s car in the car park of the Horns Inn in West Parley, Dorset, on May 9 this year.
The married police constable (pictured left with his wife) was jailed last month after being convicted of causing the death Claire Parry in a pub car park in West Parley, Dorset, in May. Ms Parry (pictured right) was a mother-of-two
Brehmer claimed the married nurse accidentally suffered the fatal injury while he was trying to push her out of his Citroen car so he could drive away.
The Dorset Police officer, who is married to a detective in the same force, claimed he ‘fell on top of her by accident more than anything’ and his arms must have ‘slipped up’ around her neck while he was behind her in a ‘piggy-back position’.
Brehmer sobbed as he told jurors: ‘I’m responsible for her death. I must have [used too much force]. I absolutely did not want to kill her or cause serious bodily harm. I didn’t intend to kill her.’
Brehmer sobbed as he told jurors: ‘I’m responsible for her death. I must have [used too much force]. I absolutely did not want to kill her or cause serious bodily harm. I didn’t intend to kill her’
Mrs Parry was left with ‘unsurvivable brain injuries’ after she was strangled in the car park of the Horns Inn pub at about 3pm on May 9 and died in hospital the next day.
Her marriage to Dorset Police officer Andrew Parry was falling apart as he discovered her relationship with Brehmer, also of Dorset Police, however Brehmer’s detective wife, also from the same force, had no idea about his flings.
Trial judge Mr Justice Jacobs said he sentenced Brehmer for manslaughter on the basis that he ‘lost control’ after Mrs Parry sent the text message to his wife, Martha, also a police officer.
‘I am sure that you did deliberately take Claire Parry by the neck, applying significant force with your forearm or the crook of your elbow for a period of time while she struggled against you, thereby causing the severe neck injuries which the pathologist described,’ he said.
The judge said that as a ‘trained and experienced’ road traffic police officer, Brehmer would have known Mrs Parry was seriously injured.
‘You were a trained and experienced police officer and your character witnesses described how you would help others.
‘Yet you did nothing to try to help Claire Parry. You did not ask her how she was. That was because you knew how she was,’ the judge said.
Brehmer, of Hordle, Hampshire, will serve two-thirds of his sentence in prison before he can apply for parole.
Trial judge Mr Justice Jacobs said he sentenced Brehmer for manslaughter on the basis that he ‘lost control’ after Mrs Parry sent the text message to his wife, Martha, also a police officer. Pictured: Police footage of Brehmer being treated by paramedics after Ms Parry’s death
Brehmer, of Hordle, Hampshire, will serve two-thirds of his sentence in prison before he can apply for parole
Brehmer claimed the married nurse accidentally suffered the fatal injury while he was trying to push her out of his Citroen car (pictured) so he could drive away
A Dorset Police source told MailOnline: ‘A lot of Tim’s former colleagues were surprised that he was found not guilty of murder.
‘He will now only serve ten years for her manslaughter but will likely be out in half that time on licence.
‘When you think that Andrew Parry will never see his wife again and his children will never see their mum again, you have to question if 10-years is a suitable punishment.
‘I don’t think anybody would think it’s nearly enough.
‘He has taken a life and in the process left a whole family devastated.’
Salisbury Crown Court heard Brehmer had at least three affairs outside of his 14-year marriage.
Detective Constable Kate Rhodes, who ‘quickly fell in love’ with Brehmer, branded him a ‘man w***e’ and the police officer even described himself as a ‘devious b*****d’ who kept his wedding ring on during affairs.
Brehmer and Mrs Parry used ‘secret chats’ to communicate, had sex as often as twice a week and just days before the incident the pair had an ‘intimate quickie’.
Sources from within Dorset Police told MailOnline how well-spoken Brehmer had a reputation at work as a ladies’ man who managed to charm a number of lovers from within his own unit.
They said the smooth-talking officer, 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’.
Brehmer, who admitted manslaughter but denied murder, is a former traffic officer who was seconded to the National Police Air Service and lived with his wife and their nine-year-old son in the village of Hordle in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park.
Mrs Parry, who had an eight-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy with her husband Andrew, a Dorset Police officer, was a nurse practitioner at a medical centre in Bournemouth, Dorset.
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