A 25-YEAR-OLD is recovering after accidentally hanging himself on a Halloween prop at Pink Punters nightclub on Saturday night.
The man was taken to Milton Keynes Hospital in a critical condition shortly after 11pm after accidentally hanging himself on a noose that had been set up for a themed event.
He has since improved and is now talking to staff in the hospital.
Police have launched an investigation into the safety of the event, but Joe McMahon, whose family own the nightclub, said the correct safety measures had been taken.
“We have normal Halloween props and thousands have used them for pictures,” he said.
“The device was checked by the health and safety inspectorate and the police prior to the event. We have 200 cameras in the building and the CCTV is clear.”
The man was taken to Milton Keynes Hospital shortly after 11pm on Saturday. He was originally in a critical condition, but is now said to be improving.
Superintendent Barry Halliday said: “I appreciate that this incident may have caused some concern in the community. However, I would stress that it appears to be a tragic accident and is not any type of hate related crime.
“Fortunately, the man’s condition has improved considerably in recent hours. Police will work with the local council and other partner agencies to investigate the safety of the event.”