Bury Free Press
07 February 1857

For some time past a bullock, belonging to R. Kemball, Esq., of Groton Hall, near Boxford, in this county, has been observed to be suffering from some unknown malady. Medical advice was obtained, but without any visible effect, when on Thursday last, Mr. Kemball ordered the animal to be killed. After death an examination took place, but no traces of disease could be discovered. In the process of cleaning, however, the butcher, in taking hold of the heart, felt something prick his hand, and upon examination a darning needle, three inches long, was found embedded in the heart of the animal. The needle is now in the possession of Mr. Grimwade, veterinary surgeon, Kersey, who was present at the time.