A suspended senior police officer who was under investigation over allegations of gross misconduct and fraud has been found dead on a train line in Gloucestershire.
The body of Assistant Chief Constable Gordon Fraser, from Leicestershire Police, was found after reports were received of a man being struck by the 10.22 London Paddington to Hereford train at Aston Magna, Moreton in Marsh, on Friday lunchtime.
It was confirmed earlier in the year that Merseyside Police were investigating Mr Fraser following allegations of misconduct and fraud but further details were not disclosed. He had been suspended from duty pending the investigation since December 2010.
He was due to appear in court on Monday over a separate charge of perverting the course of justice in connection with a speeding incident.
His death is not being treated as suspicious, according to the British Transport Police (BTP).
Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Police Authority issued a joint statement, in which they said that they were "deeply shocked and saddened" by the incident.
A BTP spokeswoman said: "BTP officers were called to the railway line in Aston Magna, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, on Friday, 19 October following a report of a man being struck by a train.
"BTP and Gloucestershire Constabulary officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 12.20pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
"Paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene."