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Young Dutchman admits Forest Boy fakery

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A young man who claimed to have lived in a German forest for five years has admitted to police that he made it all up.

The youngster, dubbed ‘Forest Boy’ by the German media, was identified by Dutch friends after police published his picture.

Officers say he is 20-year-old Robin Van Helsum, a Dutch national from Hengelo, who left the Netherlands last September and headed straight to Berlin.