South Shropshire hunt joint-master Otis Ferry will stay in prison until his trial for robbery and assault, a judge has ruled.

Mr Ferry, 25, of Easton Maston in Shropshire, appeared at Gloucester Magistrates Court yesterday (3 December) to deny two charges of perverting the course of justice.

He is alleged to have approached witnesses in relation to other charges against him.

Mr Ferry has been in custody at Gloucester Prison since September on charges of robbery and assault against a hunt monitor.

A bail application was refused yesterday by Judge Martin Picton, who further remanded Mr Ferry until his trial on 9 March.