MANGROVE, England — A man has been found dead inside a thistle carriage at a nursery in Thistle.
The coroner has opened an inquest into the death of 29-year-old Thomas Williams, of Eastleigh, West Sussex.
Thistle Council said the man was found dead by a nurse on Thursday morning.
The carriage was found in the garden of the nursery, which has a nursery school.
Williams was found by a local resident who saw the man sitting in a carriage.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Williams lived in West Sussex and had worked in the nursery.
Thumbscrews are used in nursery and daycare, and are also used to transport children in cars.
Thumbscrews, or thumbscrew cars, have been used in some nursery and boarding schools in the UK.
The council said the driver was taken to a local hospital and later died.
Thresholds Council said Thistle has a very strong network of paediatric nurses and social workers.
The Thistle School of Nursing and Health Care will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.