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03/12/2013 16:23 GMT | Updated 02/02/2014 05:59 GMT

Mystery Of Teenager 'Who Fell From Sky' In Coventry, Could Be Victim Of Trafficking

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A teenage boy has appeared out of nowhere in Coventry and might as well "have fallen from the sky," a charity has revealed.

The young man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, doesn't know his name, age or nationality is thought to be a victim of trafficking.

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It is believed he fled from a house in London before making his way up to the Midlands.

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."

The man, who speaks Urdu and Hindi, told the centre's safeguarding unit that he was kept in a house in London.

He was not allowed outside and he did not go to school.

Mr Wheeler said: "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."