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2 men busted and charged in Joss Stone murder-robbery plot


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Two men were arrested in England Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to rob and murder chart-topping British soul singer Joss Stone, police said Wednesday.

Junior Bradshaw, 30, and Kevin Liverpool, 33, both of Manchester, England, were found outside Stone’s country home in southwest England armed with rope, swords and a body bag, according to reports. A blueprint of Stone’s home also was found inside the men’s vehicle. It was not immediately clear whether Stone, 24, was home at the time.

Police were alerted to suspicious activity outside the famous crooner’s home, reports said.

Bradshaw and Liverpool were charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, police said.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their concern, but I’m absolutely fine and getting on with life as normal while the police continue with their inquiries,” Stone said in a statement Wednesday.

Stone, whose 2004 single “Fell In Love With A Boy” became an international smash hit, has sold more than 11 million albums worldwide and has a personal fortune estimated at $15 million. She attended the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April and is due to go on tour next month.

Attorneys for the two men didn't return calls for comment.

(with Reuters)

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