Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 12 July 2014

Man is held over killing of preacher

Police investigating the murder of a church organist who died after he was attacked on Christmas Eve have arrested a man.

Lay preacher Alan Greaves was making his way to midnight Mass at St Saviour's Church, near his home in Sheffield, when he was subjected to the attack.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said the arrest came after an excellent public response to an appeal made by detectives.

Police also released CCTV footage of two men filmed just before the 68-year-old grandfather was attacked as he went to the church a few hundred yards away from his home on December 24.

Mr Greaves died from severe head injuries three days later. More than 50 police officers have been working on the case.

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