York Minster issues statement supporting the reinterment of Richard III's remains in Leicester
A campaign to have the remains of Richard III interred at York Minster has ground to a halt.
The cathedral issued a statement on its website today confirming the bones of the former Yorkist King should be placed in the care of Leicester Cathedral.
It said: "The Chapter supports the terms of the Ministry of Justice licence and the wish of Chapter of Leicester that Richard should be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral.
"The Chapter of York commends Richard to Leicester's care and to the cathedral community's prayers."
More than 11,300 people had signed an online petition, organised by the City of York Council, to bring the remains back to Yorkshire.
A counter petition by people in Leicestershire has received about 4,000 signatures.