Man admits Christmas Eve murder of church organist Alan Greaves


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A man has admitted murdering a church organist who was attacked on Christmas Eve.

Jonathan Bowling, 22, pleaded guilty to murdering Alan Greaves when he appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today, court officials said.

Mr Greaves, 68, was beaten in the street as he made his way from his home in High Green, Sheffield, to midnight mass at nearby St Saviour's Church, in December.

Ashley Foster, 21, continues to deny murder and will go on trial later this month.

Bowling was told he will be sentenced later.