At Clerkenwell, on Saturday, John Slavin, brother to Frank Slavin, the well-known pugilist, who gave an address at Millman-street, Guildford-street, Grays Inn-road, was charged on a warrant with assaulting Henry Mann.
The Complainant said that on Tuesday, the 16th of June, at 4:45 in the afternoon, he was in the left saloon bar of the Wheatsheaf, High Holborn. He was formerly employed at that house, and was doing some conjuring tricks when defendant struck him several blows in the face and body. He bled profusely, and was taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, where it was found that one of his ribs was fractured.
Florence Goett, a barmaid at the Wheatsheaf, gave corroborative evidence of the assault.
Detective Bannall proved arresting Slavin, who made no reply when charged at the station.
For the defence it was stated that the complainant annoyed the defendant by wanting him to toss for drink. He admitted losing his temper and striking the complainant one blow in the face.
He was very sorry for what he had done.
Mr. H. Smith thought that defendant should pay the complainant some compensation, and Slavin agreed to give him £5. The prisoner was thereupon discharged.
The Londoner (London, England), July 3, 1896.