Caroline Crouch’s dad and mom granted full custody of child Lydia and killer husband banned from ever seeing her once more

CAROLINE Crouch’s grieving parents were granted sole custody of one-year-old Lydia because her killer husband is forbidden to see her again.

The mother of the 20-year-old had previously applied for full custody of her granddaughter so that she would not be “known as a killer daughter”.


Little Lydia was given custody of the Crouch familyImage credit: pixel8000Anagnostopoulos's parents had also applied for custody of the child


Anagnostopoulos’s parents had also applied for custody of the childImage credit: LNP

Twisted Babis Anagnostopoulos claimed last week that he was trying to raise his baby daughter out of prison.

However, a Greek court stripped him of his parental rights and transferred sole custody of the child to the Crouch family.

Susan and David Crouch say the Greek island of Alonissos, where Caroline grew up, will be the best environment for the little girl to grow up at least for “the early years”.

The Crouch family lawyer Thanasis Harmanis said last week the little girl would be “better with Caroline’s parents than a murderer’s home”.

Today he told The Sun exclusively: “The court has accepted our motion. We were always confident that it would be like that.

“Lydia will be picked up by her grandmother mother on Wednesday and returned to Alonissos, where she is surrounded by the love of her family and the local people.

“Everyone there loved Caroline and it is right that Lydia is there. David and Susan are excited about the news. ”

A prosecutor ruled that Anagnostopoulos’ parents, who had also fought for custody of the child, can see her five days a month between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – but only in Alonissos.

Caroline's parents were very happy to hear the news


Caroline’s parents were very happy to hear the newsImage credit: pixel8000Babis is currently in Korydallos prisonBabis is currently in Korydallos prisonHe said he was mourning his wifeHe said he was mourning his wifeAnagnostopoulos comes to courtAnagnostopoulos comes to court

The pilot’s parents had applied for joint custody and applied to look after her for at least six months a year.

It is not yet known whether they will try to overturn the sentence – legally they can appeal against it within 30 days.

The two families – and especially the two grandmothers – are said to have “excellent relationships”.

The decision comes after it became known that Babis was visiting land the couple had bought to build a house just days after strangling his 20-year-old wife.

The 33-year-old and his architect father met with a team of engineers to discuss the construction of his dream home – a three-bedroom prefabricated house east of Athens.

The property was bought under the name Anagnostopoulos for £ 47,000 (€ 55,000) and was largely acquired with the help of Caroline’s mother.

According to Alpha TV, Susan had offered over £ 42,000 to help the couple buy their dream home.

The couple needed an additional £ 163,000 to begin construction and took out a £ 137,000 loan, the outlet reported.

Greek media claim the self-confessed killer’s shocking behavior is further evidence of his motives, despite the pilot’s insistence that the murder was not premeditated.

“Following the murder of Caroline, further evidence of the cynicism and insensitivity of the wife-killer comes to light,” To Vima wrote on Monday.

The deluded pilot had previously said he wanted to raise his daughter out of jail


The deluded pilot had previously said he wanted to raise his daughter out of prisonImage credit: pixel8000The 33-year-old visited a property the couple bought just days after Caroline was murdered


The 33-year-old visited a property the couple bought just days after Caroline was murderedImage credit: pixel8000

“It comes after Caroline’s family attorney revealed that the avowed killer asked Caroline’s mother to pay for her coffin at the funeral.”

Thanassis Haramanis, Caroline’s family attorney, confirmed that the pilot had asked the Crouch family to pay for their coffin.

He told The Sun, “This man has no shame.

“First he killed Caroline, then he asked her parents for money to pay for her coffin and fly her body from Athens to the funeral.

“You gave him 4,000 euros.

“He didn’t pay anything.”

According to SKAI News, Anagnostopoulos told shocked team members that it was “Caroline’s wish” to continue construction and even went so far as to tell them, “I’m a good man.”

When it turned out that the property was not connected to the electricity grid and the electricity supply was a problem, the pilot asked the team to “speed up” the approval process at the local town hall.

The 33-year-old pilot, who confessed to the murder of the young mother, is currently in the so-called VIP station of the Korydallos prison and shamelessly claims that he “mourns” his wife.

It is reported that he plans to use “good behavior” to get special treatment.


Frauenhilfe has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Reach out to charities for help, including Women’s Aid’s live chat line and services like SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Silent Solution by calling 999 and pressing ’55’ when you are unsure about how to speak.
  • Always keep some money or a bank card with you, including change, in case you need a payphone or bus plan.
  • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try walking to an exit while inside and pick up your phone in case you need to call for help.
  • Avoid the kitchen and garage where there are likely to be knives or other potential weapons. Avoid spaces where you could be locked in, such as a bathroom. B. the bathroom.

Women’s Aid offers a live chat service – daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by email at [email protected]

SupportLine is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support is open on weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected].

You can also call the toll-free, 24-hour domestic violence line on 0808 2000 247.

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