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Organist suspects remanded

Two men aged 21 and 22 have been remanded in custody after being charged with murdering church organist Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

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Charged men to appear in court on Friday morning

The church organist's death caused shock and outrage in his community. Credit: PA

Ashley Foster, who is from High Green, and Jonathan Bowling, who is from the Fox Hill area of north Sheffield, were both arrested earlier this week.

They will remain in police custody until they appear in court in the morning.

Grandfather Mr Greaves, 68, was a lay preacher and his death shocked the community where he lived.

He lived just a few hundred yards from where he was attacked.

After the incident he was taken to hospital with severe injuries to his head but did not survive.

More than 50 police officers were drafted into the inquiry and detectives made a series of appeals for help from the community.

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