Crimestoppers offer reward to find organist's killer

Alan Greaves
Alan Greaves Photo: South Yorkshire Police

The charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of a Sheffield church organist on Christmas Eve.

Sixty-eight-year-old Alan Greaves sustained severe head injuries on Greengate Lane, High Green, Sheffield, at around 11.15pm on Monday, 24 December, 2012.

He had been walking the short distance from his home to nearby St Saviour’s Church, on Mortomley Lane, where he was due to play at a midnight mass service.

Mr Greaves, a grandfather, was treated by emergency services at the scene, before being taken to the city’s Northern General Hospital, where he sadly died at 10.35pm on Thursday, 27 December.

At this stage there appears to be no motive for this brutal attack.

Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick, South Yorkshire Police's senior investigating officer, said : “Christmas is usually a time for celebration, but instead the members of Mr Greaves’ family were left distraught.

“People must have been out and about in the village and someone must have seen or know something about this assault. We’d urge them to come forward and help gain justice for the family.”

The reward will be available to anyone providing information to Crimestoppers leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons responsible for Mr Greaves’ death.

People can call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555111 or find a secure online form on the Crimestoppers website atwww.crimestoppers-uk.org