Man in hospital after teen finds him hanging near Milton Keynes school

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A man remains in a critical condition after a teenager found him hanging in a tree near Middleton School last night.

Teenager Marcin Lapczyk was walking the family dog at around 9pm when he came across the man.

Marcin’s dad, Michal, 33, explained: “He came back to the house and he was shouting about a body - he said it was hanging in a tree.

“It was a rush of emotion, I told him it must have been a bag but agreed to go back with him.

“When we got back to the place it was so scary, he was right, I called the police straight away.

“The police officers got the body down and tried to do CPR to resuscitate him, they said he was still warm.

“I never imagined seeing something like that in my life, I was so terrified.”

Michal and his wife moved to Milton Keynes six years ago with their 16-year-old son Marcin and 10-year-old Jan, who live in Oakgrove.

Michal added: “It’s on the way to the local school, I can’t imagine what would have happened if we didn’t tell the police when we did.

“Lots of children walk that route every morning, it’s a horrible thought.

“My son was very emotional after everything, we don’t know what happened.”

A spokesperson at Thames Valley Police, said: “Thames Valley Police officers were called yesterday at around 10pm to land close to Venturer Gate, Middleton, Milton Keynes following reports of a fear for welfare incident.

“Officers attended the scene where a man was found with serious, life threatening injuries. He was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious at this time, and officers left the scene at around 12.13am.”