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A neo-Nazi who said he would 'kill a mixed-race' child and gave his son the middle name 'Adolf', could be freed within weeks.
Adam Thomas and Claudia Patatas - who posed in Ku Klux Klan robes with their tiny child - were found guilty of being members of the extreme right-wing organisation National Action, which was banned in 2016.
Thomas, then 22, was handed a six-and-a-half-year sentence at Birmingham Crown Court in 2018, while 'remorseless' Patatas, then 38, got a five-year jail term.
But self-confessed Holocaust denier Thomas, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, could be back on the streets within weeks as the Parole Board confirmed he has a hearing listed in January.
And in a shocking development they also revealed Patatas has been out of prison for two years - long before her sentence was up.
The news has stunned members of the Jewish community - who have dubbed the pair's release 'gravely disturbing'.
Adam Thomas (right) and Claudia Patatas (left) are pictured holding a Swastika flag while holding their baby. Thomas, then 22, was handed a six-and-a-half-year sentence at Birmingham Crown Court in 2018, while 'remorseless' Patatas, then 38, got a five-year jail term
But the self-confessed Holocaust denier, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, could be back on the streets within weeks as the Parole Board confirmed he has an oral hearing listed in January. Patatas has been out of prison for two years
A white Ku Klux Klan hood was found during a search of the couple's home in Banbury, Oxfordshire (left). Photos then emerged of Thomas wearing the outfit while holding his baby in his arms
Adam Thomas and Claudia Patatas's house in Oxfordshire where memorabilia which had the swastika emblazoned on it was found
A spokesperson for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: 'The revelation that Claudia Patatas was released some two years ago, well before the end of her sentence, and that Adam Thomas may soon be released as well, is gravely disturbing.
'The pair were convicted of membership of a terrorist organisation, named their baby after Adolf Hitler and possessed a multitude of Nazi memorabilia.
'At a time when we are seeing on our streets frighteningly high levels of sympathy with another antisemitic terrorist organisation, albeit of a different variety, these parole decisions do not reassure the public.'
A search of the couple's Banbury home in 2018 uncovered Nazi memorabilia, a Ku Klux Klan outfit and an arsenal of deadly weapons including crossbows, machetes and axes.
The unsuspecting market town sits in the Cotswolds - just miles from areas beloved by celebrities including the Beckhams, Jeremy Clarkson, and former Prime Minister David Cameron.
Pictures later emerged of Thomas, originally from the West Midlands, wearing the white hooded mask synonymous with the white supremacist group as cradling his young child.
Police said the couple's baby son, looked after by his mother throughout the trial, will now be the subject of 'normal safeguarding procedures' but it was for social workers to decide on his future.
Oxfordshire County Council refused to say whether Thomas and Patatas could be reunited with their child or have contact with it 'for reasons of confidentially and safeguarding'.
A jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told the couple had given their child the middle name 'Adolf', which self-confessed racist Thomas admitted was in 'admiration' of Hitler.
Adam Thomas (middle) and his partner Claudia Patatas (right), at their home in Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire, with friend Darren Fletcher (left)
Claudia Patatas is pictured leaving Warwick Drown Court in 2018, covering her face after she was bailed ahead of sentencing
Thomas brandishes his crossbow as he stands in front of a Confederacy flag
Thomas was described in court as a 'vehement Nazi' who worked as an Amazon security guard.
A Parole Board spokesperson said: 'An oral hearing has been listed for the parole review of Adam Thomas and is scheduled to take place in January 2024.
'Parole Board decisions are solely focused on what risk a prisoner could represent to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community.
'A panel will carefully examine a huge range of evidence, including details of the original crime, and any evidence of behaviour change, as well as explore the harm done and impact the crime has had on the victims.
'Members read and digest hundreds of pages of evidence and reports in the lead up to an oral hearing.
'Evidence from witnesses including probation officers, psychiatrists and psychologists, officials supervising the offender in prison as well as victim personal statements are then given at the hearing.
'The prisoner and witnesses are then questioned at length during the hearing which often lasts a full day or more.
'Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority.'
Patatas is pictured with Thomas's close friend Darren Fletcher, who is awaiting sentence after admitting being part of National Action at the beginning of court proceedings
A swastika pastry cutter (pictured) was found at the couple's home in Banbury, Oxfordshire
The US confederate Ku Klux Clan branded flag was founding hanging from the window of the couple's home in Banbury, Oxfordshire
A mug displaying the emblem of the Nazi-era SS organisation, found on the living room side board, during police searches of the couple's home
In a separate statement, they added: 'We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board has directed the release of Claudia Patatas following an oral hearing.'
The KKK robes that Thomas wore in a series of photos shown to the jury –