Two Manchester men have been arrested and are being held in connection with a murder plot targeting British singer Joss Stone. They have been taken into custody in Devon, England, close to Stone's home in Cullompton.
According to the BBC, the two unidentified men, ages 30 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and rob the leggy singer and royal wedding guest. They were apprehended on Monday about 10:00 BST after neighbors of the singer notified officers about a suspicious looking vehicle which was seen in the area.
Police went to the address to investigate, and arrested the occupants of a red Fiat Punto. They were initially booked for "possession of offensive weapons and being equipped to steal." Once in custody, they were reportedly found with swords, overalls, maps, and aerial photos of Stone's property and a body bag, so it was obvious to authorities that the singer was the target.
The BBC revealed that the singer was made aware of the arrests but it wasn't revealed that she was at home at the time of the arrests or the alleged plot.
In a statement released this morning, Stone said: "I'd like to thank everyone for their concern but I'm absolutely fine and getting on with life as normal while the police continue with their enquiries."
Today, police were in the area canvassing Stone's neighborhood and questioning the alert residents whom they credit with thwarting the attack.