Council react to Richard III judicial review

Following the decision to allow a judicial review into the reburying of Richard III's remains at Leicester Cathedral, Leicestershire County Council issued the following statement.

"Richard III died at the battle of Bosworth and was taken to Leicester to be buried. These are compelling reasons why his remains should be interred at Leicester Cathedral. "I hope that the court comes, swiftly, to the same conclusion, so that the county and city councils and the Cathedral can progress their plans to commemorate his life, next year."

– Richard Blunt, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet member for heritage, leisure and arts

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Judicial review for Richard III's final resting place

A group of relatives of King Richard III, whose body was unearthed from a council car park last year, have won the right to bring High Court proceedings to challenge a plan to rebury his remains in Leicester.