Hundreds expected at funeral
A coroner has spoken of his disgust at the killing of a church organist, who was attacked on Christmas Eve.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of Alan Greaves.
The funeral of an organist who was murdered on his way to church on Christmas Eve takes place today.
Alan Greaves died after suffering serious head injuries in High Green in Sheffield. The public service will take place at St Saviour's Church, with proceedings shown on a large screen at nearby St Mary's Church.
The funeral of Alan Greaves will take place at St Saviour's Church in Sheffield on Wednesday 6th February. The 68-year-old died after sustaining head injuries in an attack as he walked to church on Christmas Eve.
A large number of mourners are expected and the service will be relayed to a large screen at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church 100 metres from St Saviour's.
Alan Greaves' wife, Maureen Greaves, has requested that the funeral be open to all.
Two men accused of murdering a church organist in Sheffield appeared before a judge at the city's crown court today via video link.
68-year-old Alan Greaves died after being attacked on his way to midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Chris Kiddey reports.
Two men accused of the murder of a church organist in Sheffield have appeared via video link at the city's Crown Court. Ashley Foster, 21, and Jonathan Bowling, 22, were further remanded in custody until their next court appearance on April 12th.
68-year-old Alan Greaves. A father of four, died in hospital three days after being attacked while on his way to midnight mass in High Green on Christmas Eve.
The widow of the church organist Alan Greaves was in court today to see two men accused of murdering her husband at Christmas remanded in custody. From Sheffield magistrates' court, Martin Fisher reports.
Two people have been charged over the murder of church organist Alan Greaves, who was attacked on Christmas Eve. Mr Greaves suffered severe head injuries in the attack which happened as he made his way to midnight mass. Two men aged 21 and 22 have this evening been charged with his murder.
A second man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of church organist Alan Greaves.
He is 22 and from the High Green area of Sheffield.
A 21-year old man arrested yesterday is still being questioned.
Detectives investigating the murder of a church organist who died after he was attacked on Christmas Eve will today question a man arrested yesterday.
Lay preacher Alan Greaves was making his way to midnight mass at St Saviour's Church, near his home in High Green, Sheffield, when he was subjected to the attack.
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Mr Greaves's murder yesterday after a police appeal.