Two 10-year-old boys have been questioned after a ride-on tractor was thrown from a bridge on to a man walking below.

Alan Taylor’s skull was exposed and he lost almost two pints of blood after the toy fell on his head.

The 69-year-old Linthorpe grandad had been walking his dog, Rosie, beneath an underpass near Cass House Road, in Hemlington, when the incident took place.

The force of the impact left Mr Taylor covered in blood and he had to be rushed to hospital.

Cleveland Police is investigating the September 23 incident.

The Cass House Road underpass where a toy tractor was dropped on Alan Taylor

A spokeswoman for the force said: “Police have interviewed two boys voluntarily. They are both aged 10.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

Mr Taylor was taken to hospital by two good Samaritans and was treated for the deep gash in his head.

He had to have 11 stitches without anaesthetic as he had lost too much blood.

Following the incident he told Teesside Live: “Apart from a bad head I’m alright, I’m just very tired.

“It’s just what some kids are like in this day and age, they’re not even bothered.

“It’s not put me off going outside but I won’t be walking under the underpass again.”

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