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A couple has been convicted after giving their baby an offensive name.

A British couple who intentionally named their baby son Adolf, in a nod to Adolf Hitler, has been convicted of being part of a banned terrorist group.

Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, were found guilty of being in the neo-Nazi group National Action, alongside another member, Daniel Bogunovic, 27.

National Action was founded in 2013 and outlawed under anti-terror legislation in 2016 when after it celebrated the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

According to West Midlands Police, the matter was tried this week at Birmingham Crown Court. The prosecution submitted that the couple gave their child the middle name Adolf to demonstrate their loyalty to the man who incited World War II.

The court was shown images of Thomas in Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robes whilst holding his infant son.

Baby Adolf and his neo-Nazi father. Source: West Midlands Police.

Thomas testified that the pictures of him wearing KKK clothing were "just play", but he admitted to being a racist.

Amongst the items found in Thomas and Patatas' home were a copy of terrorist manual the Anarchist Cookbook, two machetes and two crossbows in their son's nursery, and a pastry cutter shaped like a swastika in a kitchen drawer.

Various neo-Nazi and National Action clothing items and flags were also found.

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A swastika pastry cutter found in the couple's home. Source: West Midlands Police.

The matter was tried in front of a jury, who reached a unanimous verdict of guilty, after 12 hours of deliberations. Patatas was given bail, while Thomas and Bogunovic were remanded in custody.

The defendants are due to be sentenced next month.

It is unclear at this stage what will happen to Thomas and Patatas' baby if his mother is sentenced to jail.

Earlier this year, three other defendants - Darren Fletcher, 28, Nathan Pryke, 27, and Joel Wilmore, 24 - also pleaded guilty to being members of National Action.

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

He also commented on the gravity of the crimes.

"Their aim was to spread neo-Nazi ideology by provoking a race war in the UK, and they had spent years acquiring the skills to carry this out. Unchecked, they would have inspired violence and spread hatred and fear across the West Midlands."

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