Joss Stone: Men on robbery plot charges remanded
Two men accused of plotting to harm and rob the singer Joss Stone at her Devon home have appeared in court.
Kevin Liverpool, 33, and Junior Bradshaw, 30, appeared before Exeter Magistrates' Court accused of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to commit robbery.
The men, both from Manchester, were arrested after a suspicious vehicle was seen in the Cullompton area on Monday.
The pair were remanded in custody until 1 July.
The court was told the pair were arrested on the St Andrew's estate, in Cullompton, after being seen in a Fiat Punto acting suspiciously, near the village of Langford.Samurai sword
Items including a samurai sword were found in the car, magistrates heard.
Notes relating to Miss Stone were also found in the vehicle, prosecutors told the court.
Mr Liverpool and Mr Bradshaw spoke only to confirm their identities.
They are due to appear at Exeter Crown Court in two weeks' time.
It has not been revealed whether Brit Award winner Stone, 24, was at home at the time the suspects were arrested.
She said she was "absolutely fine" and was aware of the case.
Stone's publicist said the singer was being kept informed of developments by Devon and Cornwall Police.