Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Joss Stone 'Fine' After Suspected Murder Plot
Katie Stallard at news.sky.com reports officers are said to have found swords, rope and a body bag when they arrested the pair, aged 33 and 30, near Stone's country home in Devon.
The suspects were detained around 10am on Monday morning after being seen driving a red Fiat Punto in the quiet lanes near the star's home in rural Cullompton.
Both men are understood to have had maps and aerial photos of the property. The 24-year-old chart-topper's spokeswoman said police had been in contact with the star.
Her neighbors are said to have foiled the plot after reporting the pair behaving suspiciously around the property. They were initially arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of having an offensive weapon and planning a burglary.
But Sky News understands the men - from the Manchester area - are now being held on conspiracy to rob and murder the singer, who is said to have a fortune.
Stone, a friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton and a guest at their wedding, is not believed to have been home at the time.
Posted by Tom Benson at 2:49 PM