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Ferry denies perverting justice

Otis Ferry
Otis Ferry is in custody awaiting trial

Otis Ferry, the son of Roxy Music singer Bryan, has denied two charges of perverting the course of justice.

Mr Ferry, who is master of South Shropshire Hunt, appeared at Gloucester Magistrates' Court to enter his pleas.

The 25-year-old, of Easton Mascot, Shropshire, is alleged to have approached witnesses in relation to another court hearing he is facing.

His bail application was rejected and Mr Ferry was remanded in custody ahead of a trial expected to start in March.

Robbery claim

Judge Picton said it would be "inappropriate" to grant Mr Ferry bail at this stage as investigations were still continuing.

Mr Ferry is alleged to have robbed and assaulted a hunt monitor as she filmed him last year.

He will face these charges and two charges of perverting the course of justice at Gloucester Crown Court on 9 March.

The attack is said to have taken place while Mr Ferry was with the Heythrop Hunt, which covers Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

The robbery and assault trial failed to start as scheduled in September when the allegations of perverting the course of justice emerged.

Two other men arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice have been granted police bail until 28 January.

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