Road closed as police hunt severed penis

A busy dual carriageway had to be closed by police as they searched for the severed penis of man who was found severely injured.

The 40-year-old was discovered in a distressed way on the A66 in Middlesbrough at 4.50am this morning.

Officers were called to the scene and found the man with "wounds to his groin area" and as a result he was taken to hospital.

A section of the road was then closed off as it is believed officers were searching for his missing penis.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is in police custody. The road closure has since been lifted.

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