Otis Ferry has been released on bail.

The master and huntsman of the South Shropshire has spent four months in jail over allegations that he “nobbled” a witness during his trial for robbery and assault.

He was arrested on 17 September on suspicion of perverting the course of justice after allegedly interfering with witness David Hodgkiss, his former groom.

Judge Martin Picton granted him bail last week at Gloucester Crown Court, on the conditions that he stays with his mother in London, does not contact prosecution witnesses or leave the country.

Leaving court last week, Otis told journalists: “I’ve missed my hounds, and I was looking forward to seeing them again.”

A pre-trial hearing has been set for 9 March.