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Christmas murder: Organist was 'savagely beaten', court hears

A church organist was "savagely beaten" to death on Christmas Eve with a pick-axe handle by two men who were later seen laughing, a court heard.

Alan Greaves, 68, was set upon with the tool and a second weapon as he made his way to St Saviour's Church, in High Green, Sheffield, on 24 December.

Mr Greaves, who was also a lay preacher, died three days later.

Ashley Foster, 22, denies murder. Jonathan Bowling, also 22, has admitted killing Mr Greaves.

Ed Thomas reports.

  • 26 Jun
  • From the section UK
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