Commuters on the Chiltern Line suffered rush-hour delays last night after a convicted paedophile threw himself under a train days before he was due to be sentenced.
Hugh Henry, 82, was due to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court tomorrow after admitting gross indecency with a boy at Caldicott Prep School in Farnham Royal dating back to the 1960s.
His body was struck by a train near Amersham Train Station shortly after 6pm last night.
The Chiltern line, which runs from Aylesbury to Marylebone and includes stops at Stoke Mandeville, Wendover and Great Missenden, did not reopen until after 8pm.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “A body, believed to be that of Hugh Henry, was struck by a train close to Amersham London Underground station on Tuesday 4 February.
“Henry’s next of kin have been informed and the incident is being investigated by British Transport Police.’
Henry’s body was taken to the mortuary at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.