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Dame Judi Dench backs campaign for Richard III to be buried in York

Dame Judi Dench is supporting the Plantagenet Alliance's campaign Credit: PA

Dame Judi Dench has thrown her support behind campaigners calling for the remains of Richard III to be buried in York.

The actress, who was born in the city, says she will sign the petition asking the Government to ensure the remains of the last Yorkist King are buried in York Minster, rather than in Leceister where they were discovered in a car park during an archaeological dig last year.

This reconstruction of Richard III's head was created by studying his skull Credit: PA