Otis Ferry to remain in jail until at least December

  • Otis Ferry will stay behind bars until at least December on two charges of perverting the course of justice.

    Otis, 25, appeared in Gloucester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on two charges of perverting the course of justice. He spoke only to confirm his name and address, and his lawyers made no appeal for bail that was refused last week.

    The countryside campaigner and son of rock star Bryan Ferry has been remanded in custody until 5 December. He will enter his pleas on the two charges on that date.

    But tonight, the South Shropshire master and huntsman is back behind bars. Earlier this week, Gloucester Police told H&H that Otis is “likely to be in Gloucester Prison”.

    Otis Ferry of Keepers Cottage, Shrewsbury, was arrested last week on Wednesday 17 September as he was leaving Cirencester Magistrates Court. He had been on trial charged with robbery and assault during an incident on 21 November last year.

    Otis is now accused of trying to approach his former groom Peter Hodgkiss, a prosecution witness in the trial.

    He denies all charges.

    Sitting at Gloucester Crown Court today, Judge Martin Picton said the two cases would heard together — with a trial date set for 9 March.

    South Shropshire hunt chairman Marek Kwiatkowski told H&H that kennel huntsman Guy Fitzearle would be hunting hounds.

    “There is no interruption to our hunting,” he said.

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