Otis Ferry appeared in Cheltenham Magistrates Court this morning requesting bail after being charged with perverting the course of justice.

Otis, 25, from Shrewsbury is a joint-master of the South Shropshire hunt, and son of rock star Bryan Ferry. He was arrested on Wednesday 17 September when leaving Cirencester Magistrates Court after a trial for robbery and assault was abandoned.

Otis is accused of trying to approach a prosecution witness in the robbery and assault trial.

He was yesterday initially granted bail on the new charges, but prosecutor Peter Ashby lodged an appeal. Otis spend last night in police custody, and appeared at Cheltenham this morning for the appeal.

The Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) told H&H: “He is a passionate campaigner.”