Saved: The man whose heart stopped for 80 minutes

A Northampton man was brought back to life by surgeons after his heart stopped for an hour and 20 minutes.

Mechanic John Thomson suffered a massive heart attack at his home in May.

He was clinically dead for longer than football star Fabrice Muamba but first paramedics, and then hospital staff, refused to give up on him.

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'Dead' for 80 minutes

A heart attack victim who was clinically dead for more than an hour is recovering thanks to life-saving surgery by doctors at Northampton General Hospital.