University of Leicester: East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit

Established in 2001 and situated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit combines high quality research covering a wide range of aspects of forensic medicine and science with a forensic pathology service provision to the East Midlands and other national and international organisations.

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King Richard IIIMost likely cause of King Richard III’s death identified

New study gives blow-by-blow account of injuries inflicted on King Richard’s body.

The forensic imaging team, working with the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit and the Department of Engineering, used whole body CT scans and micro-CT imaging of injured bones to analyse trauma to the 500-year-old skeleton carefully, and to determine which of the King’s wounds might have proved fatal. They also analysed tool marks on bone to identify the medieval weapons potentially responsible for his injuries.The results of the forensic analysis have been published in the Lancet.

Further reading; Sky News, BBC News, & University of Leicester Press Release

 

Forensic Pathology
Outdoors_scene_1 The Unit provides a suspicious and homicide forensic pathology service for the five East Midlands police forces.  Read more...
Forensic Imaging
CT image of skullThe Unit provides diagnostic use of, and research into the use of, computed tomography in modern autopsy practice. Read more...
Forensic Engineering

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The Unit undertakes research into current issues surrounding sharp force penetration. Read more...

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East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit
Level 3, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, LE2 7LX
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0) 116 252 3221
Fax: +44(0) 116 252 3274

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