Early on the morning of the 28th May, Langdale's cavalry arrived. Leicester was now fully encircled, and the siege was underway. Scout parties began to search for weak points in the parliamentarian lines. it soon became clear that the walls around Leicester were in a very bad condition.
However, the parliamentarians didn't give up. Major Innes and Captain Babington lead a small group of cavalry, and managed to beat a larger group of royalist cavalry not far from Belgrave.
This picture shows the remains of the Newarke walls. Notice the holes made by the people in leicester to fire out of.