A MAN whose penis was severed, leading to the closure of a busy dual carriageway, is today in an induced coma.
The 40-year-old was discovered in a distressed way on the A66 in Middlesbrough at 4.50am yesterday.
Police were called to the scene and found the man with “wounds to his groin area”.
He was taken to hospital and a section of the road was closed off as officers searched for his missing penis.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and was later released on bail.
The injured man is in an induced coma in hospital, police said.
It is believed the incident may be linked to a nearby travellers’ site in South Bank.
It was unclear whether police have found the missing penis.
Detectives are trying to clarify exactly how the man came to sustain his injuries.