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New evidence that Leicester skeleton 'was Richard III'

Scientists and archaeologists have said there is "strong circumstantial evidence" that a skeleton found in Leicester belonged to Richard III.

Archaeologists began a dig searching for his last resting place on 25 August under a car park in Leicester.

The excavation has uncovered the remains of a church which is thought to be where he was buried.

Richard Taylor from Leicester University said a skeleton found in the choir of the church had suffered "near death trauma to the skull" by a bladed implement.

He also revealed that an arrowhead had been found and that the individual had spinal curvature but the skeleton was not a hunchback.

The remains will now be subject to further analysis. Mr Taylor said the "search for Richard III had entered a new phase".

  • 12 Sep 2012