A man who had his man-hood chopped off by a gipsy gang has been named locally as Kelvin ‘Kelly’ Hewitt.
The 40-year-old was mutilated in a horrific attack in the early hours of Thursday morning in Middlesbrough.
He was rushed to hospital and put into an induced coma, but is now conscious and in a stable condition, police confirmed.
Police brought a busy dual carriageway to a standstill to hunt for Mr Hewitt’s man-hood after he was discovered severely injured at the side of an A-road.
Mr Hewitt is thought to be a father-of-five although it’s not clear who the mother is.
Cleveland police said:
“The victim remains in hospital and is now conscious. Officers visited him today but were unable to carry out a detailed interview. They hope to speak to him today or tomorrow to establish exactly how his injuries were sustained. Inquiries are on-going.”