Mystery of Coventry Teenager who ‘Fell From the Sky’

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By Ewan Palmer | December 4, 2013 12:50 AM EST

The unknown male is believed to have traveled up from London (Reuters)

A mystery teenager who doesn't know his name, age, nationality or even been to school has been found in Coventry, according to a charity.

The unknown male, who is thought to be a victim of trafficking, is believed to have fled from a house in London before making his way up to the Midlands.

The youth, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, heard someone speaking a language he understood at Pool Meadow Bus Station and asked for help. The man is reported to speak Urdu, Hindi and basic English, that suggests he orginates form the Indian sub-continent.

From there he was put in touch with staff at the Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre charity. All he had in his possession at the time was a letter from a solicitor which said he is "stateless"-  meaning he is unable to register with a number of key providers in the UK, such as a doctor.

Paul Wheeler, from the Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre, said it was as if the man had "fallen out the sky".

He told the Coventry Telegraph: "He doesn't know his own name or his country of origin. We don't know how long he has been in the UK - all we know is that he tells us he got on a bus in London and arrived in Coventry."

He told staff at the charity he had never been to school and was kept inside a house in London from when he was around six years old.

Wheeler added: "He thinks he came to the UK when he was six because 'the lady in the house' told him that.

"But when we gently asked what had gone on in the house, he became very nervous and as of now has said nothing.

"We have no idea how old he is."

The mystery male is believed to have never worked in the UK, but has tried to claim asylum. He arrived in Coventry of his own accord on 11 November.

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