CUHK law dean drawn into debate over remains of King Richard III

Steven Gallagher has written on legal questions surrounding exhumation before but admits the case involving King Richard III is unusual even for him. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Steven Gallagher, an assistant dean at Chinese University's faculty of law, said he was approached a few weeks ago by one of the groups involved in the tussle over the final resting place for the bones, which were uncovered in Leicester in September last year.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 8:25am

Creature features

SHEN SHAOMIN'S BONE sculptures are mesmerising, if slightly disconcerting. They resemble larger-than-life prehistoric beasts, but you won't find these menacing creatures with teeth the size of fingers or metre-long stingers in any natural history museum anywhere in the world.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Fugitive defends his grisly trade

Indian police have launched a massive hunt to capture a man charged with selling human skeletons to medical students.

Mukti Biswas, 55, is one of West Bengal's most wanted men for running what is being described as a 'skeleton factory' at Purbasthali on the banks of the River Bhagirathi, 200km from Calcutta.

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Skeleton found on hillside

Police were trying to establish the identity and sex of a skeleton found at a Wing Yip Street hillside in Kwai Chung yesterday. Police said trousers, socks and shoes were found on the skeleton.

24 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Students find skull in tree

A skull was found hanging from a tree yesterday with a skeleton on the ground beside it.

A group of students from Chinese University made the discovery in Kwai Chung Park near Kwai Hei Street after they had gone to collect plant samples.

3 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Skeleton find

A SWIMMER found a partial human skeleton on Clearwater Bay Second Beach. Police searched a nearby hillside and found other parts of the body. They thought the man might have hanged himself.

21 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

When Playmates toys are no escape from reality

WITH everyone going crazy about the Governor's property package, Lai See thought it would be an escape having a chat with the management of Playmates Toys.

Wrong. One of their products is called Skeleton Warriors, in which the Royal City of Luminaire has been taken over by dark forces and Prince Lightstar and his warriors try to regain control.

9 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Skeleton discovered

A MAN whose dismembered skeleton was found in Wong Tai Sin is believed to have been killed by a blow to the head. The skeleton, belonging to a man aged between 20 and 50 and dead for between three months and a year, was found near a squatter hut on a hillside near Sha Tin Pass Road.

20 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Transport committee under fire

ARMED with a skeleton and a banner, three representatives of the Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood marched to Government House yesterday to call for the re-organisation of the Transport Advisory Committee (TAC).

6 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Skeleton in a dress was a man

A SKELETON found near the border this week wearing a cheong sam , women's underwear and high-heeled shoes was a man, police have revealed.

Tests revealed that the man was aged between 20 and 40 and had been dead for between two and three months.

A police patrol stumbled across the skeleton while searching for illegal immigrants in a remote part of Sha Tau Kok.

31 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Skeleton found

POLICE searching for illegal immigrants in a remote area near the Sha Tau Kok border stumbled across a skeleton wearing a cheong sam. A bag containing another cheong sam was found near the skeleton, which had one of its legs missing.

30 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Skeleton found in campus pavilion

HONGKONG University staff yesterday found a fully-clothed skeleton in an abandoned campus sports pavilion.

Police believe the skeleton was of a man who had committed suicide by hanging himself from a rope still tied to the rafters above where the remains were found.

The skeleton was clothed in a white shirt and grey trousers and had a watch on the left wrist.

6 Mar 1993 - 12:00am