Sex pest cop who murdered wife will pocket £375,000 from behind bars

A sex pest ex-cop who strangled his wife to death will cash in a £375,000 police pension when he’s released from jail.

Retired inspector Keith Farquharson was sentenced to 15 years in prison after killing wife of 33 years Alice when she asked him if he still loved her.

He clocked up 30 years’ service with Police Scotland despite a career dogged by sex scandals – entitling him to a massive index-linked pension.

Former colleagues told of their fury that the “big-headed sex-pest” will accumulate £25,000 a year behind bars.

One told the Daily Record: “Farquharson was always a sleazy poser who thought he was God’s gift to women. It sickens me he could be out in 15 years with a nice nest egg worth £375,000 waiting for him.

“Maybe he’ll need some of it to pay for protection while he’s inside. He won’t get an easy ride.”

A police source said: “I can think of no provision in the law that could see him losing his pension. He murdered his wife after he’d been off the force for a number of years – even if he did leave under a cloud.”

Farquharson was found guilty in Glasgow last month of choking wife Alice, 56, just after she asked if he loved her.

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He tried to cover up the crime in their Aberdeen home, claiming she’d banged her head in the bedroom as he showered.

Caging Farquharson for 15 years for last August’s killing, judge Lady Stacey told him: “It is distressing a man who held such a position should behave like this and commit such a serious crime. What you did has destroyed your family.”

In 1998, the dad-of-three was stripped of his inspector’s badge for sending an x-rated poem to a 28-year-old WPC.

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His poem, Gasping For It, led to a £500 fine after he admitted breaking the peace by causing the woman fear and alarm.

In the same year, he dodged a disciplinary rap over claims he was one of three officers who shared flings with a traffic warden.

In 2009, he was accused of pestering a female motorcycle cop. When she threatened legal action, Farquharson, promoted to inspector again, was moved to an admin role.

But within weeks, other women complained about him and he was suspended and put on gardening leave on his £45,000 salary.

He never returned to work and resigned with his pension intact.

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