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Husband of Brit mum killed in raid flown to Greek police HQ

THE husband of the Brit mum who was killed in a gang raid has been flown to Greek police HQ to give a new testimony after a breakthrough in the murder probe.

Caroline Crouch, 20, was tortured and killed in front of her 11-month-old daughter by the thieves in her home in an upmarket Athens suburb on May 11.

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

Police travelled by helicopter to a Greek island where Anagnostopoulos had been mourning with relatives to share the news.

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

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

“The husband of the victim in Nea Glyka is at the homicide department of police HQ, in order to be examined as the only eye witness following new data that has emerged from the inquiry,” the statement said.

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

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

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

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

One involves the memory cards in CCTV cameras at the house. 

It was previously reported the gang removed the cards before breaking in.

Second, data appears to show activity on Babis’ mobile phone at the time he was allegedly blindfolded and tied to the bed.

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

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

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

Greek police have faced criticism for taking too long to make a breakthrough.

Suggestions of the pilot being among a list of potential suspects have so far always been rebuffed.

On June 4, it emerged that no DNA was found underneath Caroline’s fingernails in another blow to the hung for the sadistic thieves who tortured the mum.

Cops believe that the black belt kickboxer had put up a struggle when one of the gang strangled her.

Skai News, quoting police, said the discovery would means that Caroline, had not put up any resistance when one of the robbers choked her to death.

The development came as Greek police were forced to call for “patience” amid mounting exasperation over the time it was taking to track down the culprits.

“I think we all have to be patient,” the president of the Union of police employees, Dimosthenis Pakos, told Skai earlier today.

“The police shouldn’t be placed under such pressure.”

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

It has also emerged that police had failed to find the getaway car thought to have been used by the culprits.

Meanwhile, calls also mounted on June 4 for the psychologist who says she had been treating Caroline to prove she is a certified practitioner.

The Association of Greek Psychologists gave Eleni Mylonopoulou two days to provide documents proving she is registered doctor after she shocked the profession by talking openly about the couple on TV. 

The Romanian-trained medic is among the array of witnesses who so far have given testimony to police.

The Brit student had reportedly been treated by Mylonopoulou after she gave birth.


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