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Organist killer jailed for life

Jonathan Bowling was jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years at Sheffield Crown Court today for the murder of church organist Alan Greaves. Ashley Foster was convicted of manslaughter and awaits sentencing.

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Police hope verdict will bring Greaves' family solace

Det Supt Matt Fenwick from South Yorkshire Police, who led the investigation into Alan Greaves' death, said he suffered an "appalling" attack.

"In a matter of minutes, Jonathan Bowling and Ashley Foster had left an innocent man for dead."

Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick from South Yorkshire Police

He said: "Most of all my thoughts today are reserved for Alan's widow Maureen and her family, who have displayed great strength and dignity in such ghastly circumstances.

"I can only hope that today's verdict will bring some solace to them, Det Supt Fenwick added.

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