Soul singer Joss Stone revealed in court today that the first time she became aware of an alleged plot to kill her was when she was visited by the police.
The singer was giving evidence in the trial of Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw, who are charged with plotting to kill her in June 2011. The pair were arrested near her home in Devon after suspicious neighbours reported them to the police.
Appearing in court today (March 19), Stone told the court she was only made aware of the incident when police contacted her later that day. According to The Independent, she said: “Apart from someone (police) coming around to say someone is trying to kill me, it was a really nice day.
Speaking about the lack of security at her home, she said: “I’ve lived in Devon for a long time and nobody really shuts their door.” She added: “I didn’t really have a lock on my door… But I do now.”
According to Channel 4 News, Exeter Crown Court heard yesterday (March 18) that the pair were arrested a few miles from Miss Stone’s home near Ashill, mid-Devon, with an arsenal of weapons including a samurai sword, knives, a hammer, black bags and gloves – in the boot of their car. It is alleged they were part of a gang – the other members of which have not been traced. Prosecutor Simon Morgan QC said that notes found in the back of the pairs car also suggest that that the pair disapproved of Stone being invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35, both from Manchester, deny charges of conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to commit robbery. The trail continues.