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Dr Howard Stoate is calling for the return to the UK of the so-called 'Piano Man' to answer claims that his medical condition was a hoax.

Andreas Grassl (inset)was found wandering on a beach in Kent in April. He spent 134 days at Little Brook Hospital in Dartford at an estimated cost to the NHS of between £40,000 and £50,000.

Dr Stoate, MP for Dartford and a practising GP, said there was concern that Mr Grassl, who did not speak until August 19 but impressed staff with his virtuoso piano playing, had deliberately deceived NHS staff.

Dr Stoate said: 'I believe he should be brought back to answer these charges so the public can be certain the money they invested in him is money well spent.'

Little Brook Hospital said it was not seeking to recoup costs from the patient.

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