Two men arrested for suspected plot to murder Joss Stone

Men were found with swords, rope and a body bag outside singer’s home

Two men were arrested yesterday (June 14) on suspicion of planning to murder Joss Stone.

According to the Daily Telegraph the men, who are aged 30 and 33, were detained by police after being discovered outside the singer’s Devon home with swords, rope and a body bag in their possession.

A source said of the arrests: “The pair were brought in on Tuesday morning and are in the cells. They are being quizzed about a plot to cause Joss Stone really serious harm. They have their solicitors with them but the police want to know what lies behind this.”

They added: “The police want to know if this alleged conspiracy is about her money and fame or just some kind of resentment over her success. It looks like this pair had an A-Z of what they were planning to do. A body bag, swords and maps of where she lives in mid Devon were recovered. It looks like they were going to do her really nasty harm if they didn’t get what they wanted.”

Chief Investigator Detective Inspector Steve Parker, who is leading the investigation, said: “The two men in custody had in their possession information relating to an individual in the Cullompton area and items that lead us to suspect that they may have intended to commit a criminal offence. Police enquiries continue and the men remain in custody.”

Stone, who is due to begin a European tour next month, is being kept informed of developments.