Charalambos ‘Babis’ Anagnostopoulos has confessed to officers following the death of his wife Caroline Crouch, police say (Image: Babis Anagnostopoulos/Instagram)

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The husband of a British woman found dead in Greece has confessed to officers, police say.

Charalambos 'Babis' Anagnostopoulos made the admission as police investigated the murder of his wife Caroline Crouch on May 11, Greek Police tweeted.

Student Caroline died in front of her 11-month-old child at their home in Glyka Nera, Athens.

Her husband initially said his wife had been killed in a robbery while he was tied up, however officers reportedly found evidence which undermined his version of events.

Today, Greek Police said: "Investigation of the homicide of a 20-year-old native that took place on May 11, 2021, in Glyka Nera.

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

Anagnostopoulos initially said his wife died in a robbery
(Image: ᴄᴀʀᴏʟɪɴᴇ ᴄʀᴏᴜᴄʜ/Instagram)

He reportedly confessed after more than eight hours of interrogation.

Hellenic Police confirmed the husband had 'admitted to his actions'.

A spokesman added: "He has not yet been charged due to bureaucratic behaviour."

Police flew by helicopter to a Greek island where Caroline Crouch's husband Charalambos 'Babis' Anagnostopoulos was mourning her death with relatives to speak with him earlier today, reports say.

It was claimed they approached him discreetly following a memorial service near the cemetery of Alonissos and told him they had new information that he should see immediately.

According to local reports, he was asked to follow the officers back to police headquarters in Athens. He was not arrested.

The helicopter pilot reportedly confessed after more than eight hours of interrogation
(Image: Babis Anagnostopoulos/Instagram)

The mayor of Alonissos, Petros Vafinis, told newsit.gr: "The police were very discreet and there was no disturbance at the memorial. I do not know if he has been called for identification or to give a new statement."

Helicopter pilot Anagnostopoulos, 33, previously told police that a gang of robbers broke into his home while he was sleeping.

He claimed they burst in at about 5am, tied and gagged him and his wife and demanded cash and jewellery at gunpoint.

The accused said he then told them where to find about £10,000 worth of euros in a Monopoly box – cash that the couple had on hand to pay builders after buying land.