18 Sep 2011

Mystery over forest youth in Germany

1:08 pm on 18 September 2011

Police in Germany have appealed for information on the identity of a teenager who has appeared in Berlin saying he had been living in the woods for five years.

The teenager is about 17 and speaks English and a little German.

The BBC reports he says his name is Ray. He told the police that he and his father went to live in the woods about five years ago after his mother died.

He says he left the woods in August when his father died and walked for two weeks before reaching Berlin.

He says he can't remember where his family came from.

Police have sent appeals for help to all European countries via Interpol.