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Alan Greaves murder: Organist death case jury retires

Alan Greaves
Image caption The 68-year-old died three days after he was attacked on his way to church

Jurors in the trial of a man accused of murdering a church organist on Christmas Eve has retired to consider its verdict.

Alan Greaves, 68, was attacked as he made his way to St Saviour's Church, in High Green, Sheffield, on 24 December.

A trial at Sheffield Crown Court has heard Mr Greaves was "savagely beaten" with a pick-axe handle.

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

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