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Death of Caroline Crouch: Husband admits killing his wife after blaming thieves, Greek police say | UK News

Police say a Greek confessed to killing his British wife – just weeks after claiming she died in a brutal invasion of the couple’s home.

Caroline Crouch, 20, who grew up in Greece, was found murdered in a room at the family home near Athens on May 11 after her husband alerted police.

Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33 years old, alleged that he and his wife had been tied up by thieves who killed her after breaking into the property.

Speaking to Greek TV, he said: “I can’t describe it. I can’t describe it.

“I hope that doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Babis Anagnostopoulos
Anagnostopoulos would have confessed to having killed his wife

“The police are doing their job and they are going to catch them. I hope what my family and my wife’s family went through doesn’t happen to anyone again.”

Officers offered a reward of £ 257,000 for information.

However, on Thursday, police said new evidence had come to light and the husband was questioned after attending a memorial service on Alonissos Island, where Ms Crouch grew up.

Hours later, a Hellenic Police statement on Twitter said: “Investigation into the homicide of a 20-year-old native which took place on May 11, 2021 in Glyka Nera.

“The perpetrator is her 33-year-old husband, who confessed to his act.”

Police sources told Sky News, citing smartwatch data, that a tracker contradicted the husband’s initial testimony that he was tied up and gagged by three assailants.

Instead, they found it was moving around the house, going from the attic to the basement.

The couple’s baby girl was at home at the time of Ms Crouch’s death but was not injured.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-17 20:51:00

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