Murdered Caroline Crouch's parents win full custody of her toddler Lydia

Babis Anagnostopoulos

Murdered Caroline Crouch's parents have won full custody of their granddaughter Lydia.

The toddler, who saw her mother being suffocated by her Greek helicopter pilot father, will now grow up in her mother's childhood home, a court in Greece ruled yesterday.

Miss Crouch was killed by her husband Babis Anagnostopoulos in front of baby Lydia in Athens on May 11.

He then cynically staged a robbery and formed a harsh web of lies to her family that robbers had killed the 19-year-old in their Athens home.

Anagnostopoulos, 33, finally admitted weeks later after police confronted him with evidence showing he was the killer.

Now their one-year-old daughter – whose father will likely receive a life sentence in prison – has been formally put into the care of Miss Crouch's parents, Susan and David, on the Aegean island of Alonnisos where they live.

The hearing made the temporary sole custody ruling put in place in June a permanent arrangement.

The killer's parents, Constantinos and Georgia, will have rights of access.

Mr and Mrs Anagnostopoulos looked after Lydia after her mother's murder and they had wanted to keep her, but Mr and Mrs Crouch launched a legal bid for sole custody.