One of Leicestershire's most senior police officers has been found dead on a railway line after being hit by a train.
Gordon Fraser was hit shortly after midday on Friday October 19, in Aston Magna, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire.
His death is not being treated as suspicious and forensic officers are currently examining the scene.
Mr Fraser, who was 49, was an Assistant Chief Constable with Leicestershire Police. But he had been suspended from duty since September 2010.
He was under investigation in connection with allegations of misconduct and fraud.
Mr Fraser and his wife Teresa were also facing a charge of perverting the course of justice.
The couple were due to appear before magistrates on Monday.
It is alleged Mrs Fraser accepted responsibility for a speeding offence committed by her husband in Scotland.
The force today put out a statement today saying they were shocked and saddened by Mr Fraser's death and that their thoughts were with his family and friend. They also confirmed that Mr Fraser had been offered welfare support during his suspension.
It is the second tragedy to hit the force in 12 months, last December former inspector Toby Day and his wife and daughter were found dead at their home in Melton.
It is thought Mr Day, who had just been sacked stabbed them to death before killing himself.
British Transport Police are continuing their inquiries into Gordon Fraser's death and will prepare a report for the coroner.