​Joss Stone Plot To Murder Was Prevented By Police​​

By: | 03/20/2013 09:38 AM ET

Joss Stone told the trial of two men charged in a plot to rob and murder her that she was unaware of the plan until police visited the British pop star after the men were arrested.

Joss Stone plot to rob and murder the British singer was prevented by police.

“Apart from someone (police) coming around to say someone is trying to kill me, it was a really nice day,” the 25-year-old singer said.

Stone was giving evidence at the trial of Kevin Liverpool, 35, and Junior Bradshaw, 32, who deny charges of plotting to rob and kill her before dumping her body in a river in June 2011.

The singer also said she routinely leaves her front door open at her rural home in Devon, southwest England.

Exeter Crown Court heard that the pair were arrested a few miles from Stone’s home, with an arsenal of weapons — including a samurai sword, hammers and a metal spike — in the boot of their battered car.

Stone was at home at the time but said she was only aware of the incident when police contacted her later that day.

The star admitted that before the plot she had lax security and rarely locked her front door.

“I’ve lived in Devon for a long time and nobody really shuts their door,” she said. “I had an alarm but I did not really turn it on very much,” she added. She said she didn’t have a lock on her door, but she does now.

She described the property, accessed by narrow country lanes, as an “open house” for family, friends and her then-boyfriend.

The court heard that the two defendants were arrested at around 9:00 am after driving slowly a few miles from the singer’s home where they stopped a postman and showed him a small photograph of Stone.

Policemen had earlier spoken to them in the city of Gloucester after their vehicle was severely damaged when it collided with railings and a stationary digger as they drive out of a motorway fuel station.

Handwritten notes found in their possession described Stone as a “she-devil”, and referred to a plot to “decapitate” her.

The prosecution says Stone was a target because two months before the men were arrested, she had been a guest at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.