Alleged neo-Nazi terrorist couple had ‘extensive’ weapons cache at home

An alleged neo-Nazi terrorist couple accused of being members of a banned group kept an “extensive” cache of serrated machetes, crossbows and other weaponry at home, a court has heard. Adam Thomas, 22, and his partner, Claudia Patatas, 38, also had a greetings card on the sideboard of their living room which featured Ku Klux Klan (KKK) figures and read “May all your Christmases be white”. In a kitchen drawer, police officers found a pastry-cutter shaped like a Swastika and a photograph showing the couple’s infant son in his crib, next to a cushion bearing the Nazi party symbol. Birmingham Crown Court has already heard that the couple gave their child the middle name Adolf, which the prosecution alleged was in honour of infamous Nazi leader Hitler. Why, members of the jury, was there such an extensive degree of weaponry in this particular house? Thomas and Patatas, both of Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire, are on trial accused of being members of the extremist racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic group National Action, which was banned in December 2016. Co-defendant Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of Crown Hills Rise, Leicester, is also in the dock facing the same membership charge. Thomas is facing a separate charge of having a terrorist document, The Anarchist Cookbook, which contained bomb-making instructions. On Thursday, jurors heard that police searches of the couple’s home in January 2018 found two machetes, one with a serrated 18in (46cm) blade, in the first-floor bedroom where their baby son slept. Underneath the couple’s bed was an axe found in a sheath, Barnaby Jameson QC, prosecuting, added. Another photo was alleged to show Thomas in camouflage gear and a mask, brandishing the machete at home for the camera. The court heard details of a makeshift target range in the back garden where old clothing was found with holes in, which the Crown have said match those made by crossbow bolts.

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