A MAN who had his penis chopped off has been released from hospital, it was reported yesterday.

Police are still investigating the attack on the 40-year-old father and construction worker.

The man was found covered in blood at the side of the A66 near South Bank in Middlesbrough at 4.50am on March 12.

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He has been in James Cook University Hospital but still faces months of plastic surgery.

The father-of-seven posted a picture of a breakfast meal on his Facebook page and told a well-wisher he was “getting there".