The Dean of York, the Very Rev Vivienne Faull, is understood to have received a string of abusive letters as the row intensified over the remains of the monarch, who was killed in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
The matter is currently being investigated by York Minster Police, the cathedral's specialist force, but could be passed on to North Yorkshire Police if any more messages are received by Dean Faull.
....A spokesman for York Minster said: "York Minster has received a number of letters about Richard III, a small number of these have been abusive.
"These have been passed to the Minster Police, and they continue to monitor the situation closely."RIP. Sometime, somewhere.