A HANGMAN’S noose used as a prop at a themed nightclub event won’t be used at future events.
The noose had been a popular attraction at Pink Punters Halloween night out last Saturday – until a freak accident almost led to the death of one clubber.
Richard Parry had put his head through the noose to pose for pictures when he collapsed and hanged himself.
It was three minutes before revellers and club staff noticed that the 25-year-old, who was dressed as The Joker from the Batman films, was unconsious.
He was taken to Milton Keynes Hospital in a critical condition, but has since recovered enough to be released back home.
When the Citizen spoke to nightclub boss Joe McMahon he said Pink Punters was planning to hold a Halloween Two event tomorrow to give punters whose celebrations were cut off by the accident another chance to party.
The nooses were set to be part of this event.
But Milton Keynes Council’s Health & Safety team has since told this newspaper that Pink Punters has agreed not to use them at Halloween Two.
A council spokesman said: “We have spoken with the club owners and they agreed to remove these nooses immediately after the incident. They have also confirmed that this apparatus shall not be used at any future event.
“We will of course continue to closely monitor the situation, working with our police colleagues.”