Husband of British mother killed in raid transported to Greek police headquarters to give new testimony after breakthrough in murder investigation

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Husband of British mother killed in raid transported to Greek police headquarters to give new testimony after breakthrough in murder investigation


THE husband of the British mother who was killed in a gang raid has been airlifted to Greek police headquarters to give new testimony after a breakthrough in the murder investigation.
Caroline Crouch, 20, was tortured and killed in front of her 11-month-old daughter by thieves at her home in an upscale Athens suburb on May 11.

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Caroline’s husband Babis Anagnostopoulos was rushed to Greek police headquarters in Athens for further questioningCredit: social media – Refer to source
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A cop described the development as “a possible game changer”Credit: pixel8000

But today her husband Babis Anagnostopoulos was rushed to Athens after police said they wanted to question him again.

Police traveled by helicopter to a Greek island where Anagnostopoulos was crying with relatives to share the news.

According to local reports, the police quietly approached him following a memorial service and asked him to return to Athens with them.

In the first official police statement in five weeks, they confirmed that the 32-year-old pilot was being questioned at the homicide department of the police headquarters in the capital.

“The husband of the victim in Nea Glyka is in the homicide department of the police headquarters, to be questioned as the only eyewitness following new data from the investigation,” the statement said.

One cop described the development as “a possible game changer.”

“The new findings will be presented to him,” the source told Sun Online.

“He will be called upon to answer relevant questions in the light of this new development. ”

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The family home in Glyka Nera where Caroline was murderedCredit: Rex

Police sources said there were “three findings of interest” in the investigation.

One involves memory cards in home CCTV cameras.

It has previously been reported that the gang pulled the cards out before breaking in.

Second, the data appears to show activity on Babis’ cell phone when he was reportedly blindfolded and tied to the bed.

Third, the data from Caroline’s smartwatch – which automatically monitored her pulse – “does not relate to the timeline of events as given in her husband’s previous testimony,” the cop added.

Local media said police were closer than ever to tracking down the killer, although they did not elaborate.

Greek police have been criticized for taking too long to break through.

Suggestions that the pilot be on a list of potential suspects have so far been rejected.

On June 4, it emerged that no DNA had been found under Caroline’s fingernails in another hang to the hanging of the sadistic thieves who tortured the mother.

Cops believe the black belt kickboxer got into a fight when a gang member strangled her.

Skai News, citing police, said the discovery would mean Caroline put up no resistance when one of the thieves strangled her to death.

The development came as Greek police were forced to call for “patience” amid growing exasperation over the time it took to find the culprits.

Their 11-month-old daughter was at home during the gang raid that killed Caroline, 204
Their 11-month-old daughter was at home during the gang raid that killed Caroline, 20Credit: Tim Stewart

“I think we all need to be patient,” Union of Police Employees President Dimosthenis Pakos told Skai earlier today.

“The police should not be put under such pressure. “

He was speaking in response to a report from The Sun Online that said the faltering investigation shocked experts, who say the gruesome crime “should have been solved” after three weeks.

It also emerged that the police had failed to find the getaway car that was allegedly used by the culprits.

Meanwhile, calls also increased on June 4 for the psychologist who says she treated Caroline to prove she is a certified practitioner.

The Association of Greek Psychologists gave Eleni Mylonopoulou two days to provide documents proving she is a registered doctor after shocking the profession by speaking openly about the couple on television.

The Romanian-trained doctor is among the spectrum of witnesses who have so far testified before the police.

The British student was reportedly treated by Mylonopoulou after giving birth.

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