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Man found in Oslo snowdrift forgets name, origin and why he was in Norway

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By Euronews
Man found in Oslo snowdrift forgets name, origin and why he was in Norway

<p>An appeal to identify a man found suffering from amnesia in a snowdrift near Oslo has drawn some “interesting leads”, say police.</p> <p>The man, pictured, does not remember his name, where he comes from or how he ended up in Norway.</p> <p>It is thought the man, known for now as John Smith, was drugged and then attacked.</p> <p>He was found in a snowdrift in an industrial area east of the Norwegian capital in December, but <a href="http://www.nrk.no/ostlandssendingen/man-with-amnesia-in-oslo-1.11657181" rel="external">police launched an appeal</a> on Tuesday (April 8) after failing to identify him.</p> <p>Sturla Henriksboe, of Oslo police, told <span class="caps">AFP</span>: “We have received information from Norway but also other countries and we judge some of this information very interesting.”</p> <p>Henriksboe said the majority of the information had come from the Czech Republic.</p> <p>Smith, thought to be in his 20s, measures 1m 87cm. Police say he speaks good English, with a central or eastern European accent. He understands Czech, Slovak, Russian and Polish.</p> <p>Smith, talking to broadcaster <span class="caps">NRK</span>, said cuts on his body suggested he had been tied up.</p> <p>He added: “The cuts were deep and took several months before the injuries healed. Obviously my hands were tied.”</p>