Otis Ferry will appear in court on Wednesday 7 May, charged with robbery and common assault.

Otis, 25, is huntsman and master of the South Shropshire hunt. He is believed to have been following the Heythrop hunt at the time of the alleged incident in Lower Swell, near Chipping Norton, last year.

A spokesman from Gloucestershire police told H&H: “We can confirm that a 25-year-old man from Shrewsbury, near Shropshire, has been charged with robbery and common assault.”

The spokesman added: “He will appear before Cheltenham Magistrates Court on 7 May.”

The charges follow alleged scuffles with “hunt monitors” in Lower Swell last year, when Otis is reported to have pulled a video camera away from two women following the Heythrop.

Otis Ferry was given a conditional discharge for disorderly conduct in June 2005 after storming the House of Commons in September 2004 — when the hunting bill was going through Parliament.