Assistant chief constable of Leicestershire Police dies after being hit by train

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The assistant chief constable of Leicestershire Police was has died after being hit by a train.

Gordon Fraser died just after midday on Friday when he was hit by a train in Aston Magna, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

British Transport Police is investigating but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Fraser had been suspended from duty since December 2010, pending an investigation being carried out by Merseyside Police. He was due to appear in court in St Albans today (Monday) in connection with a separate allegation of perverting the course of justice.

A statement issued by Leicestershire Police said the force was “deeply shocked and saddened” by Mr Fraser’s death.

It said that Mr Fraser “had been offered welfare support during his suspension”.