Two charged over Joss Stone 'plot'
Two men have been charged in connection with an alleged plot targeting Joss Stone.
Junior Bradshaw, 30, and Kevin Liverpool, 33, both from Manchester, were charged by Devon and Cornwall Police with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
It comes two days after police arrested two men in the town of Cullompton, close to the 24-year-old millionaire soul singer's family home in Devon.
Both men are due to appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court on Thursday morning.
Stone, who has an estimated £9 million fortune, earlier in the day insisted she was "absolutely fine" and "getting on with life as normal", following the arrest of the two men.
The singer, whose hits include Super Duper Love and Fell In Love With A Boy, 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."
Devon and Cornwall Police said officers had gone to an address in Cullompton, Devon, after alert residents notified them of a suspicious-looking vehicle. A spokesman said:"Officers attended the area at around 10am (on Monday) and subsequently arrested the occupants of a red Fiat Punto."
Detective Inspector Steve Parker, who is leading the inquiry, thanked local residents, adding: "Our officers are currently carrying out reassurance patrols and it's important to stress that no properties have been burgled and no individuals have been harmed."
One of the singer's neighbours, Florence Webber, said the rural area was usually quiet, adding: "You never think anything like this is going to happen in a place like this."
Last month the Sunday Times Rich List ranked her the fifth wealthiest British and Irish pop star aged under 30, thanks mainly to her huge success in the US.