The son of pop star Bryan Ferry will stand trial accused of trying to dodge a speeding ticket, it emerged today.
Charles Ferry, 28, better known by his middle name Otis, is charged with failing to identify a speeding driver.
He faces a driving ban and a hefty fine if found guilty.
Ferry, son of Roxy Music frontman Bryan, denied driving his Mitsubishi Shogun at 57mph in a 50mph zone in Droitwich, Worcs., between June 11 and July 13 last year.
Ferry, a master huntsman, claimed one of his workers was behind the wheel but he failed to give the police the address of the alleged driver.
He denies the charge and claims he did not receive a letter from the police asking for the information.
Ferry told officers it was probably among a stash of letters and documents stolen from his home in Eaton Mascott, Shrewsbury, Shrops.
Nigel Harris, 35, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods when he appeared at court on January 22.
He was slapped with 200 hours community service and ordered not to go within a mile of Ferry’s home.
At an earlier hearing, Ferry’s solicitor Barry Warburton told the court they believed Harris stole a letter from the police relating to the speeding offence.
Mr Warburton said: ”Nigel Harris has been attempting to steal Mr Ferry’s identity.”
Ferry attended Worcester Magistrates Court yesterday but left before a date for his trial was fixed because he was jet-lagged after returning from a trip to Australia.
He was bailed in his absence and ordered to return to Kidderminster Magistrates Court for a trial on April 8.