Calls to bury Elephant Man in Leicester
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Should the Elephant Man be buried in Leicester?

Campaigners are calling for Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, to be given a Christian burial in his home city of Leicester.

They claim that while he agreed to be exhibited during his life, he "almost certainly" did not want his remains to be displayed after he died.

The Queen Mary University of London intends to keep his skeleton at its medical school.

It claims that Joseph Merrick "expected to be preserved after his death".

  • 08 Jun 2016