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Emotional moment Caroline Crouch’s baby is handed from killer’s mother to victim’s devastated mum after court battle

Emotional second Caroline Crouch’s child is handed from killer’s mom to sufferer’s devastated mum after court docket battle


CAROLINE Crouch’s child has been given to the murdered Brit’s mum after a court docket dominated she ought to have custody.

In emotional handover, the mom of Caroline’s killer husband was seen carrying Lydia down the street after the court docket ruling.


Lydia being take to a automotive for the handover by Anagnostopoulos’ mum[/caption]

Tim Stewart

Caroline was smothered by her husband[/caption]


Anagnostopoulos had mentioned he wished to boost Lydia from behind bars[/caption]

Caroline was smothered to demise by husband Charalambos “Babis” Anagnostopoulos as their year-old daughter lay close by.

Twisted  Anagnostopoulos, 33, claimed final week that he wished to boost his child daughter from jail however he’s now been banned from seeing her.

Caroline’s mum Susan had beforehand requested full custody of her granddaughter in order that she is “not referred to as a killer’s daughter”.

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

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

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

The teen was then taken to a secret location to be handed over to Caroline’s mum and pop.

The mother and father of the pilot had requested a joint custody and utilized to take care of her for not less than six months of the yr.

It presently stays unknown if they’ll attempt to overturn the judgement – legally they’ll apply towards it inside 30 days.

The 2 households – and notably the 2 grandmothers – are mentioned to have “wonderful relations.” 

After killing Caroline, Anagnostopoulos strangled their pet Roxy earlier than telling cops they have been the victims of a botched break-in at house in Athens – a charade he maintained for 38 days.


Anagnostopoulos tried to assert burglars killed Caroline[/caption]

Caroline’s retired oil exec dad David, 78, mentioned his grief turned to fury when he found cops had taken Anagnostopoulos from her memorial service to confront him with proof proving he was the killer.

He mentioned: “After I discovered later, my one remorse was that I hadn’t identified when he was right here. I might have blown his f***ing mendacity head proper off his shoulders and willingly taken the results.”

UK-trained Anagnostopoulos, who’s in jail, claims he killed Caroline as a result of he feared for his security after a violent row.

He even requested her mother and father to pay for her coffin, Thanassis Haramanis, the lawyer for Caroline’s household mentioned.

“This man has no disgrace.  First he killed Caroline, then he requested her mother and father for cash to pay for her coffin and to fly her physique from Athens for the funeral.

“They gave him 4,000 euros. He paid nothing.”


Ladies's Assist has this recommendation for victims and their households:

  • All the time preserve your cellphone close by.
  • Get in contact with charities for assist, together with the Ladies’s Assist reside chat helpline and companies similar to SupportLine.
  • If you’re at risk, name 999.
  • Familiarise your self with the Silent Resolution, reporting abuse with out talking down the cellphone, as a substitute dialing “55”.
  • All the time preserve some cash on you, together with change for a pay cellphone or bus fare.
  • When you suspect your companion is about to assault you, attempt to go to a lower-risk space of the home – for instance, the place there’s a method out and entry to a phone.
  • Keep away from the kitchen and storage, the place there are more likely to be knives or different weapons. Keep away from rooms the place you may change into trapped, similar to the toilet, or the place you is likely to be shut into a cabinet or different small area.

If you’re a ­sufferer of home abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s e mail assist ­service is open weekdays and weekends in the course of the disaster –

Ladies’s Assist supplies a reside chat service out there. from 10am to midday.

You too can name the freephone 24-hour ­Nationwide Home Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.