DNA confirms bones found in Leicester car park are Richard III's
A skeleton found beneath a car park in Leicester has this morning been confirmed as that of English king Richard III.
Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of his family.
The University of Leicester has been excavating the car park for months and among those involved in the excavation was Wilsthorpe Community School teacher Martyn Henson.
He helped out with the dig this summer and has been in close contact with the dig team.
Richard's body was brought to Leicester after his death in battle in 1485 but the grave's location was lost.
A University of Leicester team started digging in a city car park after research pinpointed the area of the old Greyfriars Church, the recorded final resting place of the lost king.
Many extraordinary finds have been uncovered including the church, adjoining friary buildings and cloister.
The skeleton had suffered 10 injuries, including eight to the skull.
The bones, which are of a man in his late 20s or early 30s, have been carbon dated to a period from 1455-1540.
Richard was 32 when he died at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.