Pictured: Bryan Ferry's son Otis in handcuffs as judge says he must remain in custody for 10 more weeks

Otis Ferry was today told he may face at least another two-and-a-half months behind bars while facing charges of perverting the course of justice.

The countryside campaigner and son of rock star Bryan Ferry, was today led into court in handcuffs, only to be told that he will not be able to enter a plea to the court until December 5.

Ferry, 25, was last week arrested a day after his robbery trial was sensationally adjourned.

Otis Ferry

A handcuffed Otis Ferry arrives at court to face charges of perverting the course of justice

The former pupil at exclusive Marlborough College, Wiltshire, had been on trial accused of robbing a hunt monitor and assaulting another on November 21 last year.

But the trial was halted and Ferry, of Easton Mascot, Shropshire, arrested after he allegedly telephoned key witness David Hodgkiss, his former groomsman, in a bid to prevent him taking the stand.

Otis Ferry

Ferry is cuffed for the first time

Ferry appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, last week where he was charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice and initially granted bail.

But prosecution lawyers lodged an appeal and Judge Martin Picton, sitting at Cirencester Magistrate's for Gloucester Crown Court, remanded Ferry in custody to HMP Gloucester on Friday.

He has now been incarcerated for a total of six days - but faces many more before he can make a plea.

If he pleads not guilty to the charges he could remain in jail until the trial, which is provisionally scheduled to take place on March 9.

Ferry's mum heiress Lucy Helmore, 48, herself a passionate hunter, was in court today in a public show of support.

Speaking outside Cirencester Magistrates' Court last week, society heiress Lucy said: "We live in a police state and I have not even been allowed to speak with Otis since he was locked up.

"I am worried sick about him being in prison without any clean shirts or socks. He looks dreadful because he hasn't had a washbag or anything like that.

Brian Ferry

It was not known whether singer Bryan Ferry was in court to support his son

"For someone who loves the outdoors so much it's very difficult to be in a cell without any windows or fresh air.

"Every mother will always be there for there child if they get into trouble and I am no different - I will continue to stand by Otis.

"This whole campaign against him has been politically motivated and it seems we live in a police state now."

Ferry has denied stealing a Samsung video camera from anti-hunt campaigner Susan Grima and assaulted Helen Ghalmi on November 21 2007 during a meeting of the Heythrop Hunt at Lower Swell, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire on 21 November.

A date for the original robbery trial, which led to the alleged offences of perverting the course of justice, has not yet been set.