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Man who had penis severed speaks to police

A man who was found wandering a busy road looking for his severed penis has spoken to police for the first time since the ordeal.

The 40-year-old had been in an induced coma in James Cook University Hospital after being found in a distressed state on the A66 near South Bank, Middlesbrough at 4.50 am on Thursday.

Cleveland Police say they have now spoken to him, in a statement the police said:

"Specially trained officers have visited the man on a number of occasions since his admittance to hospital and have spoken to him about his injuries and how he has come about them. He is engaging with these officers and is assisting them as he continues to undergo treatment and begin recovery."

The man was found on the A66 in Middlesbrough. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The latest update from police said the man, 40, returned home from work at 6pm on Wednesday 12th March. He was found by police in a distressed state with his penis cut off at just before 5am the following morning.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault in relation to the incident and was released on bail.