Go investigate real crime, Bryan Ferry's son tells police
A SON of Bryan Ferry has been told by a judge that his privileged upbringing does not place him above the law after he was caught carrying a knife for the second time.
Merlin Ferry, the Roxy Music singer's 22-year-old son, had reportedly told police to go away and "investigate real crime" after his arrest. In court, the judge told him that in the eyes of the law he was "just another young man" with a blade.
Since his arrest, Ferry has complained that having a knife is only a problem on council estates, and about having to get up early to travel from his Shropshire home for court appearances.
It was the second time in two years that he had been arrested for the offence, and he was warned that he will be locked up if he is caught again.
Ferry pleaded guilty to carrying the knife in Chelsea on September 29 last year. He was given a 12-month community order, which includes 100 hours' community service, and was ordered to pay £500 (€586) costs.
Ferry was also given six penalty points for driving with no insurance.