A man has died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass, police said today.
Alan Greaves, 68, from Sheffield, was found on the pavement close to his home.
South Yorkshire Police said Mr Greaves died last night in the city's Northern General Hospital.
Mr Greaves, a grandfather of High Green, died from head injuries.
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