Police still unable to get details about how man had his penis cut off

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DETECTIVES have still been unable to get details from a man who was found on the A66 with his penis cut off.

CID officers from Cleveland Police visited the 40-year-old man at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough on Saturday.

This is the second time officers have tried to speak to the man, after making a first attempt on Friday as part of their investigation as to how he suffered the serious injuries.

But a spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said the detectives have “still not been able to get an account of what happened”.

She added: “Inquiries are continuing.”

The man was initially put into an induced coma at the hospital following the incident on Thursday morning.

He regained consciousness on Friday.

Police closed the dual carriageway in Middlesbrough after officers were called to a man staggering beside the road and looking in bushes at 4.50am on Thursday.

The man, who is from a travellers’ site in the South Bank area of Middlesbrough was found to have serious to his groin area and was taken to hospital for surgery.

Police arrested a 22-year-old on suspicion of assault and he has now been bailed pending further inquiries.

Sections of the A66 were shut as police searched for the missing appendage.

Anyone who can help the police with the investigation should telephone 101.