Arrest made after man is found by the side of the road with his penis cut off
Police closed sections of the A66 this morning while officers searched the area
A man has been found by the side of a road in Middlesbrough with his penis cut off.
A busy dual carriageway had to be closed by police as they searched for the severed penis of the man, who was found severely injured at 4.50am this morning.
The 40-year-old was discovered in a distressed state with "wounds to his groin area" by the A66. He is being treated in hospital for his injuries.
The A66 Westbound from Greystone Roundabout to Church Lane was shut this morning and officers were seen combing the grass verge next to the road.
A police spokesperson told The Gazette Live that the road closures were necessary to prevent any evidence on how the man received his injuries from being lost or destroyed.
The road has now been reopened.
Cleveland Police said in a statement: "Police can confirm that the man found this morning on the A66 had wounds to his groin area.
"A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.
"Officers are continuing to investigate and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them."
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more