The University of Leicester could be part of a "historic moment" as they discover significant findings in the search for King Richard III.

At a press conference today, Richard Taylor from the University said that the search had entered a "new phase" with the discovery of a male skeleton.

The facts given at the conference show:

  • The male skeleton was in good condition
  • However it appeared to have signs of trauma consistent to battle injuries, in particular to the skull
  • The skeleton appears to have signs of scoliosis, which makes his right shoulder higher than his left – consistent to contemporary accounts of his appearance
  • It will now take 12 weeks to carry out extensive DNA tests

"We have all been witness to a powerful and history story unfolding before our eyes.

"This is potentially a historic moment for the University and the City of Leicester."

– Richard Taylor, the University of Leicester