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10 July 2014, 05:26
An appeal has been launched today to identify a young man found in Peterborough with a severe case of amnesia.
The man cannot recall any details of his life including his name, age, or where he is from.
Staff at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) have been caring for him in the hope his memory will return.
But nearly two months on, and with no sign of improvement, it is hoped someone will recognise him and help him piece his life back together.
Robert, as he has been called by staff while they try to discover his identity, was discovered at 6am in a public park in the centre of Peterborough on Sunday, 18 May.
He told police he had no memory of who he was or how he came to be in the park. Officers took him to Peterborough City Hospital where doctors found no signs of physical injury.
Officials contacted CPFT, which cares for people with mental health conditions, and he was taken to a ward at the Cavell Centre. He is now in a place of safety.
Robert was found without a wallet, a mobile phone or any documents which would give clues to who he is.
He is believed to be in his early 20s, about 5ft 9ins tall, and weighs 13st. He has dark hair and blue eyes.
He speaks English, but it appears to be a second language. He has an accent which is possibly eastern European and he understands some Lithuanian and Russian.
Dr Manaan Kar-Ray, Clinical Director of Acute Care at CPFT, said: "Robert appears to be suffering from a very severe case of amnesia.
"Amnesia can last for anything from a few hours to a number of weeks. It is now nearly two months weeks since he was found and there has been no improvement in his condition.
"Clearly this is very upsetting for him as he cannot recall any details of his life including his own name, age, where his is from, or what he does for a job.
"We have made strenuous efforts to help him with his memory - including taking him back to where he was found - but nothing has been successful so far.
"Our staff have spent a lot of time with him, helping him to recall day-to-day activities, and he can use a computer and play football and basketball, but we are still no closer to finding out who he is.
"Understandably, he is now getting very frustrated and I hope this appeal will mean someone will recognise him and come forward."
Anyone with information about 'Robert' should contact CPFT on 01733 776014 between 8am and 8pm. Lines are open every day.