THE killer Dorset Police officer has been dismissed from the force “with immediate effect” and placed on the national barred list after causing the death of his long-term lover.

Timothy Brehmer, 41, of Hordle, New Forest, was found not guilty of the murder of 41-year-old Claire Parry on October 27 following a two-week trial at Salisbury Crown Court.

Brehmer entered a guilty plea for manslaughter on July 8 and will be sentenced on October 28.

The married police officer caused the death of nurse Mrs Parry on May 9 after an argument in his car led him to “bundle in” to push her out the driver’s door at the Horns Inn pub in West Parley.

A post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of death was a brain injury caused by compression of the neck.

Brehmer admitted in court that his unlawful actions had caused the death of Mrs Parry.

However, he stated that he did not intend to kill or seriously harm her at the time her injuries were inflicted.

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Following the guilty plea to manslaughter, which was entered at Winchester Crown Court, Dorset Police commenced misconduct proceedings against Brehmer.

A misconduct hearing was held on September 16 at Dorset Police's Winfrith headquarters, chaired by Chief Constable James Vaughan. He ruled that the officer would be dismissed with immediate effect and would be placed on the national barred list.

Mr Vaughan said: “As police officers our duty, first and foremost, is to protect the public and for a serving officer to take a life of another in this way is incomprehensible.

“His conduct fell dramatically below that which I, his colleagues and the public expect from a police officer and he clearly has no place holding the office of constable.

“Our thoughts very much remain with Claire Parry’s family, friends and loved ones. Our commitment to supporting her family and all those good officers in the Dorset Police family who have been affected by this incident will continue.

“I would like to thank the investigation team for the fair, dispassionate, and professional manner in which they approached this extremely difficult case.”

Detective chief inspector Richard Dixey, of the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Mrs Parry and I would like to pay tribute to the dignified way in which they have conducted themselves throughout the investigation.

“I would like to thank all those involved in the investigation, including our partners in the Crown Prosecution Service and the prosecution team, for their assistance in this difficult case.”