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Can You Help Identify The Man With No Memory?

A pensioner with an American or Canadian accent and no memory has been found wandering round a remote village - and no one has any idea who he is.

The grey-haired man was seen wandering around looking lost in Credenhill, Herefordshire, in November last year.

Concerned passers-by called the police, who picked the confused man up and took him to hospital.

He told doctors that his name was Roger Curry but said he couldn’t remember anything else about himself.

Despite an extensive search for answers, including contacting nursing homes, local authorities and the Canadian and American embassies, West Mercia Police have come up with no clues as to the man’s identity.

They also now believe that Roger Curry is not his real name and is the name of a friend of the pensioner who has since died.

Now police are appealing to the public to help identify the man and get him back to wherever he belongs.

Adam Vanner, missing persons co-ordinator at West Mercia Police, said: “We have had positive news from our first press appeal for information to help identify Roger.

"Someone contacted us and said they thought they recognised the man.

Unidentified: The man has no memory of who he is (SWNS)

"They said they believed he had served in the Army in Hereford and the name he had given was that of a friend who had died.

"We managed to get in touch with the ex-commanding officer and we are in the process of checking their records of all the ex-servicemen back to World War Two.

"Unfortunately the name the member of the public gave us is not a match. But we will continue to explore that avenue.”

Doctors said that the man is showing signs of dementia but can find no record of him ever receiving treatment.

Police have described Roger as white, tall and of slim build with grey hair, blue eyes and grey stubble.

Officers said he squints so may normally wear glasses and was found wearing a black hooded top, black jogging trousers, grey and blue socks and lace up trainers.

Herefordshire Council is currently paying for Roger’s care but said the Department for Work and Pensions won’t give funding without knowing his true identity

Anyone who knows who the man is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 309s of November 8.

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