Sheffield murder quizzed duo bailed

Found lying on the pavement: Father-of-four Alan Greaves was on his way to play the church organ.

Found lying on the pavement: Father-of-four Alan Greaves was on his way to play the church organ.

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TWO Sheffield men quizzed in connection with the murder of church organist Alan Greaves have been released on bail pending further enquiries, writes Graham Walker.

The men, one in his 20s and another in his 40s, were arrested on Saturday, on suspicion of murder.

Killer on the loose: Police search for clues in the park off Greengate Lane, High Green.

Killer on the loose: Police search for clues in the park off Greengate Lane, High Green.

They were in police custody over night but have been bailed and the investigation continues, say police.

Anyone with information that could assist the murder inquiry should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1183 of 24 December.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously.

Mr Greaves, 68, died after sustaining severe head injuries on Greengate Lane in High Green, Sheffield, at around 11.15pm on Christmas Eve.

The 68-year-old father of four, who lived with wife Maureen and son Peter, was just yards from his church in High Green, Sheffield, when he was badly beaten.

He was discovered by a member of the public and taken to hospital. He underwent a four-hour emergency operation but never recovered from severe brain damage he suffered and died from his injuries on Thursday night.

Police have been trawling CCTV footage taken from homes and businesses. They have also been carrying out a fingertip search of the scene and a nearby park.

Neighbour Shirley Cooper, 65, said: “We are High Green born-and-bred and it has never been like this. To think something could happen to such a kind and lovely person so close to home is frightening.”

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