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Christmas Eve Murder: Man, 21, Arrested
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Alan Greaves, the church organist who died after being attacked on his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.
The 68-year-old father-of-four suffered serious head injuries during the assault and died three days later in hospital.
South Yorkshire Police said the arrest came after an "excellent" public response to an appeal made by detectives on Monday.
CCTV footage of two men filmed just before the attack close to Mr Greaves' home was also released.
More than 50 police officers have been working on the case.
A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: "Following yesterday's media appeal by senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick, and an excellent public response, a 21-year-old man from the High Green area of Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Alan Greaves.
"Inquiries are continuing and the investigation team wish to reiterate their appeal to the community of Sheffield to continue to come forward with information."
Two men were detained last month in connection with Mr Greaves' murder and bailed pending further inquiries.
Last week, Crimestoppers put up a £10,000 reward to help find those responsible for his death.
At a service after her husband's death, Mr Greaves' widow Maureen said she had wept over the "evil that has been done".
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Why did they feel the need to beat up a defenceless man??
Because they are evil.and there is no deterrent anymore.
I agree wth you, Diane, even if you get the ''thumbs down'' at the very sight of your name !
Sharon Ridgeway Ahmadi
Why are there so many bad people in the work? Killing a poor defenceless man :-(
Orange, take a hint - the people don't like creatures like this who kill old men. Let them write what they want without your PC right-on, hug a hoody censorship. Print THAT.
Couldn't have said it better myself !
...and I think that this forum must be administered somewhere abroad, where innocuous words or phrases are misinterpreted as being offensive or abusive, like f*u*n*d, to quote one common example.
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