A man has died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass in England, police said today.
Alan Greaves, 68, from Sheffield, was found on the pavement close to his home.
South Yorkshire Police said Mr Greaves died last night in the city’s Northern General Hospital.
Mr Greaves, a grandfather of High Green, died from head injuries.
Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick said: “Mr Greaves appears to have suffered a brutal attack after leaving his home address to attend midnight mass.
“At this stage, the motive is unclear. I want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident. If you know who did this, please come forward and offer your support to the family at this difficult time.”