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Amnesiac found in park identified

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An amnesia sufferer who had been unable to remember his own name after being found in a park has been identified following an appeal by doctors.

Medics released a photograph and launched a hotline after the man – given the temporary name of Robert – was found in a park in Peterborough, unable to recall any details of his life including his name, age or where he is from.

Despite two months of care he showed no signs of improvement. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust said they had been contacted by the family of Alvydas Kanaporis (22), originally from Lithuania, who had confirmed his identity. It is not known how long he has been in the UK and it is understood Mr Kanaporis can still not recall any details of his previous life.

Dr Manaan Kar Ray said yesterday: "Following a tremendous response to the appeal to identify 'Robert', a patient with severe amnesia who has been in our care for nearly two months, the trust has been contacted by his relatives.

"They have helped us establish his name.

"We have, of course, spoken to the patient, and this will give our work with him a new focus.

"This is only an initial step on what could be a long journey."

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