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Senior officer hit by train

Gordon Fraser was hit shortly after midday on Friday October 19, in Aston Magna Photo: ITV Central

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.

Gordon Fraser's body was found here after being hit by a train just after midday yesterday Credit: ITV Central

His death is not being treated as suspicious and forensic officers are currently examining the scene.

The scene is currently being examined by forensic officers following the discovery of Mr Fraser's body Credit: ITV Central

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, 49, was an Assistant Chief Constable with Leicester Police Credit: ITV Central

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.

Toby Day is thought to have killed his wife and daughter before killing himself Credit: ITV Central

It is thought Mr Day, who had just been sacked stabbed them to death before killing himself.

Toby Day with his wife and daughter Credit: ITV Central

British Transport Police are continuing their inquiries into Gordon Fraser's death and will prepare a report for the coroner.