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First full picture of 'Richard III' skeleton

The University of Leicester releases an image of the first full picture of the skeleton believed to be Richard III. Credit: University of Leicester

The University of Leicester has released an image of the first full picture of the uncovered skeleton thought to be Richard III, ahead a news conference this morning to confirm whether or not the remains belong to the late king.

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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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