Relatives helped identify severe amnesia sufferer

Relatives of a man who was found in a park suffering from severe amnesia came forward and helped identify him as Lithuanian Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, the 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, 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.

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.

– Dr Manaan Kar Ray

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed he was not known to officers and did not match any missing persons reports.

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Man with amnesia identified as Lithuanian 22-year-old

An amnesia sufferer who had been unable to remember his own identity after being found in a Peterborough park has been named as Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, who is originally from Lithuania.