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Couple who 'named baby Adolf' accused of being in neo-Nazi group

Jurors were told defendant sent a WhatsApp message declaring that 'all Jews must be put to death'

    Adam Thomas and Claudia Patatas in a photo that was shown to jurors during their trial
    Adam Thomas and Claudia Patatas in a photo that was shown to jurors during their trial (Photo: PA)

    A woman named her baby Adolf and said “all Jews must be put to death”, a court has heard, as she and her partner face trial accused of being members of a banned neo-Nazi group.

    Claudia Patatas, 38, and Adam Thomas, 22, of Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire, are charged with being members of National Action.

    Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of Crown Hills Rise, Leicester, faces the same charge. All three deny being in the proscribed group.

    Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court have been shown photos said to be of Mr Thomas. One showed a man wearing Ku Klux Klan robes, cradling a baby.

    Another shows Mr Thomas holding a swastika flag, alongside Ms Patatas which Barnaby Jameson QC, prosecuting, said were from the “Thomas-Patatas family album”.

    Mr Jameson also told the court their child’s middle name is Adolf.

    Jurors were told Ms Patatas sent a WhatsApp message to convicted National Action member Darren Fletcher, declaring that “all Jews must be put to death”.

    The neo-fascist National Action group was banned under terrorism laws in December 2016.

    A host of Nazi and far-right memorabilia – as well as National Action flags, badges and banners – were found at the couple's home, the court heard.

    Also recovered was an "extensive" collection of weapons, including crossbows, knives and an axe, jurors were told.

    The trial continues.

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