Man arrested in connection with A66 penis attack released without charge

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A MAN arrested in connection with an attack on a dad found on the A66 with his penis chopped off has been released without charge.

Police had arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of assault in connection with the attack on 40-year-old dad-of-seven Kelvin Hewitt, who was found blood-soaked and staggering on the dual carriageway, near Middlesbrough, last month.

But Cleveland Police confirmed on Friday that the man has now been released from police bail without charge.

The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Construction worker Mr Hewitt, who is from a travellers’ site in the South Bank area of Middlesbrough, was found blood-soaked and distressed apparently searching for his missing organ at the side of the A66 at 4.50am on March 12.

The attack left him in an induced coma for days and the A66 was closed throughout March 12 as police officers searched for the penis.

He was later discharged from Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101.