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The face of Richard III officially unveiled to the world's media

After centuries of speculation, the face of King Richard III has been unveiled

A reconstruction of the head of King Richard III has been unveiled to the world's media in London following yesterday's announcement that his skeleton had been found under a Leicester car park.

The model was built using a CT scan taken of the king's skull by the archaeological dig.

The unveiling is being held at The Society of Antiquaries in London.


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Richard III: How researchers know it is him

  • The skeleton had suffered severe trauma to the skull and had metal arrow in its back
  • It had a curved spine, consistent with accounts of Richard III's appearance
  • The remains were found in the area where the king was recorded to have been buried after his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
  • DNA taken from the skeleton has been analysed and compared with that of Michael Ibsen, a descendant of Richard III's family.
  • Radiocarbon tests and genealogical studies have taken place
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'Dramatic new turn' in search for King Richard III

The University of Leicester have announced the discovery of human remains in the Abbey where it is believed that Richard III was buried, more details of the find will be announced later today.

What we have uncovered is truly remarkable and today we will be announcing to the world that the search for King Richard III has taken a dramatic new turn.

– Richard Taylor, University of Leicester

This discovery adds a whole new dimension to a search which has already far exceeded our expectations. This is exciting news and I know that people across the world will be waiting to hear more about the University's find.

– Leicesters City Mayor Peter Soulsby


Disorder in Lincoln despite cancellation of game

A friendly fixture between Lincoln and Leicester was cancelled on Saturday because the police had received reports that there could be people travelling to the city to cause disorder.

Despite the fixture being cancelled, two large groups of known trouble makers were present in the city from Lincoln and Leicester. Police dealt with an incident of disorder on Guildhall Street when rival supporters clashed. Chairs and tables were used during the fight which broke out.

Two men from Leicester were arrested for Public Order offences. Throughout the day a total of seven dispersal notices were issued to men from both Lincoln and Leicester, instructing them to leave the city centre.

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