A man who had his penis chopped off by a gypsy 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, according to his daughter. More of the story and pictures after the break
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Police brought a busy dual carriageway to a standstill to hunt for Mr Hewitt’s penis after he was discovered severely injured at the side of an A-road. His daughter, Leanne Trewhitt, 22, wrote on Facebook: ‘Think I’ve felt every emotion there possibly is today, thanks for all your kind messages my phone hasn’t stopped. My dad’s stable now just hoping for a speedy recovery.’
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.’ Mr Hewitt was discovered in a distressed state on the side of the A66 dual carriageway.