Oct 20 2012
The Daily Mail.
A suspended senior police officer accused of getting his wife to take speeding points for him has been found dead on a railway line.
Gordon Fraser, 48, former Assistant Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, died three days before he was due to appear in court over the offence.
Police are not treating the death as suspicious after his body was struck by a train on a line in Aston Magna, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, shortly after midday on Friday.
The officer was due to appear in court on Monday charged with perverting the course of justice after he allegedly tried to dodge a speeding ticket.
It was reported his car was over the speed limit – but that his wife Teresa, 42, took the penalty points on his behalf, claiming she was behind the wheel.
Both were charged earlier this year at St Albans Magistrates’ Court after the incident in Strathclyde, Scotland, in September last year.
Mr Fraser had already been suspended from the force in December 2010, pending another investigation being carried out by Merseyside Police.
It is understood the allegations were of gross misconduct and fraud, involving a £2million timeshare property crash in Florida.
Two other unidentified officers from West Midlands Police and a member of the public were also under investigation.
It was claimed last year that timeshares were bought with money borrowed from US banks and then offered up to other officers for investment as holiday homes.
When the property market slumped, the investors were allegedly left out of pocket.
Last night, a spokesman for the force said they were ‘deeply shocked and saddened’ by the death.
Mr Fraser joined the Leicestershire force in June 2009, and received a national award for the dismantling of serious and organised crime networks, as well as having experience of managing covert operations.
Are Leicestershire Police the most corrupt Police Force in the UK? Certainly, there is corruption at the top in regards to the Madeline Mcann case. Course the Met and South Yorkshire Police Force are also in the running… In fact corruption reigns strong throughout the entire country’s police forces.