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Man found at side of road with penis chopped off

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Image: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Updated 23.25pm

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED one person after a man was found at the side of a road in England with his penis chopped off.

The victim has been taken to hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. The Northern Echo newspaper reports that he is in an induced coma.

Emergency services were called to the scene in the early hours of this morning after the man was discovered at the side of a dual carriageway in Middlesborough. The road was shut earlier while searches of the area were carried out.

A 22-year-old man is being questioned by police in connection with the attack.

“Police can confirm that the man found this morning on the A66 had wounds to his groin area,” a spokesperson for the Cleveland police in Middlesborough said.

“A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody”.

The spokesperson said officers are continuing to investigate and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

First published 16.22pm

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