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Gordon Fraser: Suspended Police Officer Dead
A suspended senior police officer has been found dead on a railway track after being hit by a train.
The body of Leicestershire Police Assistant Chief Constable Gordon Fraser was discovered on a train line on Friday in Aston Magna, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire.
The circumstances of his death are being investigated by British Transport Police but are currently not being treated as suspicious.
Mr Fraser had been suspended by the force since December 2010 over allegations of gross misconduct and fraud, pending an investigation by Merseyside Police.
He also faced a separate allegation of perverting the course of justice, being investigated by Hertfordshire Constabulary, and was due to appear before St Albans magistrates alongside his wife Teresa, a serving officer with West Midlands Police, on Monday.
It is alleged Mrs Fraser, who has been suspended from her force pending the outcome of the probe, accepted responsibility for a speeding offence committed by her husband in Strathclyde last September.
Leicestershire Police Authority and Leicestershire Police said they were "deeply shocked and saddened" by the death of Mr Fraser.
"Our thoughts are with his family and friends," they said in a joint statement.
Mr Fraser had been offered welfare support during his suspension.