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Police baffled by man with 'no identity'

TT/The Local/dl · 21 Nov 2010, 19:51

Published: 21 Nov 2010 19:51 GMT+01:00

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“He isn’t well and is confused,” police told the TT news agency.

The man was found by a security guard near Skarvik harbour in the city's Hisingen district around 10am on Sunday morning, according to the Göteborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper.

He was wearing only a light-blue long-sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans, and brown shoes. He had no jacket nor was he carrying any form of identification.

The man, believed to be in his early twenties, was taken to Sahlgrenska University Hospital for care.

But on Sunday night he was still unable to tell authorities who he was or what had happened to him.

“He babbles and can’t explain what happened,” police spokesperson Björ Blixter told TT.

After initial reports about the man surfaced in local media on Sunday, police received a number of tips about who he could be.

“We’re working feverishly to determine his identity and hope that we get some clarity soon,” said Jan Frisk of the Hisingen police district to TT.

A number of people contacted police on Sunday and provided descriptions which seem to match that of the man.

Police suspect he may have been assaulted.

“He has certain injuries, like some on his face, that make us think he was the victim of a crime. But we still don’t know. We haven’t been able to get anything out of him. He isn’t well and is confused,” said Frisk.

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According to Sahlgrenska hospital spokesperson Marianne Thulin, the man’s injuries appear to be minor.

Speaking the GP, Blixter said the man was about 180 centimetres tall with short, medium blond hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who may have information about the man can call the police information line at 114 14.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

03:45 November 22, 2010 by foxpur
Sounds like me after I had my Stroke. I was unaware of who/what/when/where I was for several weeks.
08:09 November 22, 2010 by ericrufinosiah
How come the Police department doesn't have any clue on that man .?Sweden

has got the most advance fingerprint identifying machine or scanner unless he is

an alien.?That is the problem Sweden or other EU countries would face if there are

free flow of people " if that man suffers from some some uncurable contagenious dieseas " then who to blame.? I don't mean to be unpleasent or rude with my

comments,please note,tq.
08:20 November 22, 2010 by wintermute
For some strange reason I can't stop thinking I could have been on his place...
10:31 November 22, 2010 by J Jack
awol after drug binge and alcohol related injury + hypothermia?
10:45 November 22, 2010 by Puffin
@ 08:09 November 22, 2010 by ericrufinosiah

How come the Police department doesn't have any clue on that man .?

How are the Swedish police going to identify someone with no I/D credit cards or money - or do you think we are all finger-printed at birth?

Anyway according to the Swedish media he has now been identified and comes from a kommun near to Göteborg - the police believe he has been the victim of a serious mugging as he had no kacket, money or wallet and has serious facial/head injuries
11:23 November 22, 2010 by Stockholmdome
OMG! It's Jason Bourne!

What, no psychogenic amnesia specialists in Sweden?
13:01 November 22, 2010 by foxpur
Referring to my Stroke again,

IF I had not been around people that know me when my Stroke happened (I was visiting Skåne at the time, no where near my home in Stockholm) - I would be in EXACTLY the same situation. I wasn't wearing my ID nor carrying my wallet, I am unlikely to be on any fingerprint data in Sweden, not yet having my Citizenship yet I wouln't have a history to find in Sweden...

..he was a bit easier to find, but it would have been easy enough to happen.
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