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Arrest over organist murder

Police investigating the murder of church organist Alan Greaves, who died after he was attacked on Christmas Eve, have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of murder. A 21-year-old was arrested on Wednesday.

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Sheffield Bishop leads prayers for Alan Greaves

The Bishop of Sheffield will lead prayers today for a church organist who died days after being attacked on his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

Alan Greaves, 68, was discovered badly beaten but died from his injuries in hospital on Thursday night.

Two men are in custody after being arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder.

The Bishop of Sheffield, Dr Steven Croft, will lead the Sunday morning service at St Saviour's Mortomley and High Green Church, as the community gathers to remember Mr Greaves.

A spokesman for the Diocese of Sheffield said:

The church service will follow the normal pattern of a liturgy reflecting the Sunday after Christmas but prayers will be offered for Alan, his wife Maureen and his family as well as for the wider congregation and community.

Canon Simon Bessant, Alan's parish priest, has been offering pastoral and practical support since he found out about the attack on Christmas morning and he will join the Bishop and others in offering an act of worship which is fitting to Alan's gentle memory.

– Spokesman for the Diocese of Sheffield

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