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Couple named baby Adolf, kept crossbows in bedroom, convicted of being members of banned neo-Nazi group

Three people have been convicted for being members of a banned UK neo-Nazi group, including a couple who named their baby Adolf.

Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury and Daniel Bogunovic, 21, from Leicester, were convicted of being in banned terrorist group National Action.

The couple gave their child the middle name Adolf to honour the Nazi leader, according to the Birmingham Crown Court.

Jurors also saw images of Thomas in Ku Klux Klan robes while cradling his baby.

Jurors were shown a picture showing Adam Thomas in the robes of the Ku Klux Klan. Source: West Midlands Police

The neo-Nazi terrorist group was founded back in 2013, but was banned under anti-terror legislation three years later.

This was just after the group celebrated the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.  The government concluded it was ‘concerned in terrorism’.

On their official Twitter account they posted “Only 649 MPs to go #WhiteJihad”

Prosecutors said the group ‘rebranded’ after being banned.

Thomas was found guilty of having a copy of the terrorist manual the Anarchist Cookbook, according to the BBC.

The couple also had two machetes, one with a 46cm serrated edge blade, in the same room their baby son slept.

In January police searched their home and found one of two crossbows right beside the baby's crib.

A pastry cutter shaped like a swastika in a kitchen drawer, as well as pendants, flags and clothing with the symbols of the Nazi-era SS and National Action, were also found by police.

Det Ch Supt Matt Ward, from West Midlands Police, said the defendants "were not simply racist fantasists; we now know they were a dangerous, well-structured organisation".