Jury convicts UK far-right couple who named son after Hitler

Posted at 7:59 AM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 08:59:21-05

LONDON (AP) — A British couple with neo-Nazi views who named their son after Adolf Hitler have been convicted of membership of an outlawed far-right group.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court in central England on Monday found 22-year-old Adam Thomas and 38-year-old Claudia Patatas guilty of being members of National Action. A third defendant, Daniel Bogunovic, was also convicted.

During the trial, jurors were shown photos of Thomas holding his baby son — who was given the middle name Adolf — while wearing the white robes of the racist Ku Klux Klan.

The government banned National Action in 2016 after lawmaker Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist.

British police say the threat from violent far-right groups is growing, with four plots foiled in the year to March.