As the Leicester Mercury tells it:
A disgruntled pensioner who told the former Dean of Leicester she would burn in hell as she led a cathedral service in York has earned himself a criminal record.
Retired accountant David John Smith, 66, admitted having a drink before going to York Minster and confronting the Very Rev Vivienne Faull - now Dean of York - and telling her, "God will not forgive you for what you have done to Richard. You will burn in the hell fires forever."
The tirade was a reference to the Very Rev Faull's blessing that Richard III be reburied in Leicester ...
The agitated Ricardian then shoved a police officer as he was escorted out of the cathedral, and was arrested.
He pleaded guilty to a public order offence and assault at York Magistrates' Court, last week, and was given a six-month conditional discharge.The faction that wanted to see Richard buried in York was vocal on Twitter, but we never fell to fisticuffs.