A British couple have been jailed for more than 10 years combined after naming their child Adolf Hitler and being members of a banned neo-Nazi group.
Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were sentenced to six-and-a-half and five years respectively at Birmingham Crown Court after a jury found them guilty of being members of National Action, which was banned in Britain in 2016.
The pair were sentenced alongside their four others, including their friend Darren Fletcher who the prosecution claimed had taught his daughter to perform a Nazi salute.
In his sentencing, the judge said the group had “horrific” goals adding that the couple, who gave their child the middle name “Adolf”, had “a long history of violent racist beliefs”.
“You acted together in all you thought, said and did, in the naming of your son and the disturbing photographs of your child by symbols of Nazism and the Ku Klux Klan”.
Photographs recovered from their house showed Thomas cradling his newborn son while wearing the Ku Klux Klan white robe.