Identity Of Peterborough Amnesia Man Confirmed
14 July 2014, 14:19 | Updated: 14 July 2014, 14:28
The relatives of a man found in a Peterborough park with no memory of who he was have come forward.
"Robert" was discovered at 6am on Sunday May 18th. He told police he had no memory of who he was or how he came to be in the park.
He had no physical injuries and was taken to the Cavell Centre in Peterborough where staff looked after him.
After appeals by the local NHS Trust, his relatives have come forward.
They've confirmed he's 22 year old Alvydas Kanaporis who's originally from Lithuania.
Dr Manaan Kar Ray, Clinical Director of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust said, "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, CPFT has been contacted by his relatives. They have helped us establish his name is Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, who is originally from Lithuania. We have, of course, spoken to the patient, and this will give our work with him a new focus. However, as I have previously stated, this is only an initial step on what could be a long journey to help him regain his autobiographical memory. I would like to thank the public and the media for their interest in this case, but Alvydas has requested he is left to continue his recovery in private.”