Yesterday Sheriff Mair, at Airdrie, had before him an ironworker named Edward Slaven, who had just been released from prison after a confinement of thirty days. Previous to that he had "put in" a period of eight months' imprisonment for complicity in the great party riots at Coatbridge, in August of last year. He was now upon his own recognizances to keep the peace, but was yesterday charged with assaulting the police in the discharge of their duty in contravention of the Prevention of Crimes Act. He had thrown stones at the police in a crowd at Whifflet, and one of the stones had struck and severely injured Constable Lamont. Slaven plead guilty, and the Sheriff, who commented severely on the prisoner's past conduct, sent him to prison for other three months.
Glasgow (Scotland) Herald, October 8, 1884.
A man named Edward Slaven, an ironworker, who figured as one of the princiapls in the party riot at Coatbridge in August 1883, and for which he was convicted and sentenced to eight months' hard labour, was brought before Sheriff Mair, at Airdrie, on Tuesday, charged with assulating the police while in the discharge of their duty ay Whifflet by throwing stones, whereby Constable Lamont was seriously injured. Slaven was sent to gaol for another three months.
Aberystwyth (Wales) Observer, October 11, 1884