A gardener collapsed and died after apparently handling a highly-poisonous plant on the £4 million estate of a wealthy businessman, a coroner has heard.
Nathan Greenaway fell ill after brushing against the deadly flower aconitum, also known
as Devil's Helmet and Monkshood, which was growing in the grounds of
Millcourt House, owned by retired venture capitalist Christopher
Ogilvie Thompson and his wife Katherine.
A pre-inquest hearing was told that Mr Greenaway, 33, died in hospital from multiple organ failure.
The gardener was rushed to hospital but despite frantic analysis of his
blood, doctors were unable to work out what was wrong with him and
he died five days later.