A MAN who was found on the A66 with his penis chopped off has been found dead.
Police were called to an address on King George’s Terrace, in South Bank, Middlesbrough, following reports that the body of Kelvin Hewitt had been found.
Officers are not treating the incident as suspicious at this time and a post mortem examination is expected to take place.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “Officers were called to an address on King George’s Terrace in South Bank at around 8.45am on Thursday May 7, after the body of a man, aged in his 40s, was found.
“The death of the man is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
“A post mortem will take place this afternoon.”
Mr Hewitt, a dad-of-seven, was at the centre of a major police investigation in March last year when he became the victim of a serious assault to his groin.
Police first became aware of the attack on the construction worker when they were called to reports of a man in a “distressed state” by the side of the A66 at South Bank, looking in nearby bushes.
The dual carriageway was closed for most of the day as it emerged that the victim had had his penis cut off and police began searching the scene for it.
The then 40-year-old - who was known as Kelly - was initially put into an induced coma.
He was ultimately released from Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital just over two weeks later.
A man who was arrested on suspicion of assault was later released without charge.