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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 October 2006, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Police identify mystery prisoner
The unidentified man
The age, nationality or name of the man was not known
A man who was arrested a month ago over an alleged house break-in in Ammanford has been identified by police.

When he appeared in court, magistrates were told the authorities had no idea of the man's name, age, nationality, or even his language.

But an interpreter using a dialect called Berber has established he comes from Morocco but he is not being named.

It is alleged he broke into the same house three times, washed himself and cooked food, and stole a sewing kit.

The case had baffled police who had been unable to communicate with him until Thursday's breakthrough.

When he was first arrested they had tried offering him a map of the world and the flags of all the countries but received no response.

Attempts by various translators to speak with him also drew a blank.

His solicitor Mike Reed said: "We've established his name and that he comes from Morocco. He speaks a dialect of Berber."

He will remain in custody until his next appearance before Llanelli magistrates early next month.


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