THE Greek cops who “cracked” the homicide of Caroline Crouch have been honoured – regardless of it taking almost a month to get her husband to admit.

The 2 investigators who carried out the interview the place Babis Anagnostopoulos revealed the chilling fact have been dished the police drive’s highest award.


Babis Anagnostopoulos strangled his spouse to loss of life earlier than blaming it on robbers[/caption]


The Athens authorities had introduced a 300,000 euro reward for info that will unmask Caroline’s killer[/caption]

The pilot accepted he had strangled his younger spouse after eight hours of questioning at police headquarters on June 17. 

The nation’s civil safety minister praised the lads for his or her dedication in monitoring the killer, who for 37 days had pinned the crime on ruthless robbers.

Sick Anagnostopoulos had even slain the household pet in a bid to make his story extra plausible.

“I’m very excited and completely happy that I’m answerable for a police drive which has such officers, people who find themselves so devoted to their work,” Michalis Chrisohoidis mentioned. 

The Athens authorities in a uncommon transfer had introduced a 300,000 euro reward for info that will unmask Caroline’s killer.  

The Greek police drive’s prime officer, lieutenant normal Michalis Karamalakis, additionally applauded the investigators for his or her mannequin work. “From the start to the top, the dealing with of the case was exemplary by the competent authorities and their workers.”

He ignored criticism over the time it had taken for Greek officers to trace Caroline’s killer.  

The ceremony coincided with heartbreaking tributes to the Brit mum who would have marked her 20thbirthday on Monday. 

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The couple’s child will now stay completely with Caroline’s dad and mom[/caption]


Anagnostopoulos had even slain the household pet in a bid to make his story extra plausible[/caption]

Crouch, who would even have celebrated the second anniversary of her marriage to the UK-trained pilot on July 15, was discovered choked to loss of life subsequent to her child daughter, Lydia, within the couple’s Athens dwelling on Might 11. 

“She’s been on my thoughts repeatedly as a result of yesterday marked two months since her homicide and right now she would have turned 20, which she didn’t handle to do,” her schoolteacher Kiki Anagnostou advised Alpha TV. 

“[Instead] she remained 19 forsaking her dad and mom and her little woman.”  

Lydia is now being sorted by Caroline’s Filipina mum, Susan, and Brit dad, David, on Alonissos, the Greek island the place she was additionally raised after the household gained custody of the one-year-old. 

Greek courtroom officers are investigating the case following Anagnostopoulos’ imprisonment pending trial earlier this month. 

A 40-year-old girl, believed to be linked to the pilot’s “skilled circle” has been linked to the 33-year-old with some media suggesting the 2 might have been linked romantically previous to the homicide though the unnamed girl has denied the claims. 

This got here because it was revealed that Anagnostopoulos was utilizing his chopper to smuggle medication for cartels and needed to close her up when she came upon.

The couple had lately been on a lavish vacation to Dubai and, had additionally spent £47,000 on land and designed a £140,000 dream dwelling.

And now cops, beforehand answerable for the inquiry, imagine 20-year-old Crouch might have came upon about her husband’s actions and disapproved.

A supply revealed that the pilot had grow to be more and more controlling along with his spouse and even positioned a tracing app on her cellphone.

The supply added that he was additionally escorting her to remedy classes as a result of he was reportedly afraid of her talking out.


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  • All the time preserve your cellphone close by.
  • Get in contact with charities for assist, together with the Girls’s Assist stay chat helpline and providers corresponding to SupportLine.
  • If you’re in peril, name 999.
  • Familiarise your self with the Silent Resolution, reporting abuse with out talking down the cellphone, as an alternative dialing “55”.
  • All the time preserve some cash on you, together with change for a pay cellphone or bus fare.
  • Should you suspect your accomplice is about to assault you, attempt to go to a lower-risk space of the home – for instance, the place there’s a approach out and entry to a phone.
  • Keep away from the kitchen and storage, the place there are prone to be knives or different weapons. Keep away from rooms the place you may grow to be trapped, corresponding to the lavatory, or the place you is perhaps shut into a cabinet or different small area.

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“The best way she was murdered suggests she was bodily and symbolically shut up.”

Caroline’s mum has been awarded custody of her grandaughter Lydia.

Georgia and Kostas Anagnostopoulos, a mechanical engineer and architect, had been taking care of Lydia after Caroline was killed.

Twisted Anagnostopoulos, 33, claimed final week that he needed to lift his child daughter from jail.

However a courtroom stripped him of his parental rights and gave unique custody of the kid to the Crouch household.

The household’s lawyer Thanassis Harmanis advised The Solar On-line: “Susan was completely happy yesterday. She’s going to be capable of see Caroline once more within the eyes of Lydia.”

The emotional handover started round 9am in Athens, when little Lydia was seen being carried down the road to a automobile by Anagnostopoulos’ mum and brother Fotis.

She was clutching a bag carrying Lydia’s garments and different objects.

Caroline was smothered by her husband
The pilot accepted he had strangled his younger spouse after eight hours of questioning at police headquarters on June 17