The two men charged in the plot against singer Joss Stone have been remanded in custody, after a British court ruled that the charges and allegations against the pair were to serious to allow them to be released on bail.
Junior Bradshaw, 30, and Kevin Liverpool, 33, both from St. Stephen's Close Manchester appeared in court in Exeter and were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. They appeared before magistrates speaking only to confirm their identities. According to Britain's Press Assocaiation, both suspects appeared in court casually dressed, Liverpool in a black T-shirt and Bradshaw, who had dreadlocks pulled into short pigtails, wearing a grey sweatshirt.
They were initially taken into custody on Monday, June 14 after being spotted acting suspiciously in the area around the village of Langford in a Fiat Punto Monday morning, near the singer's Cullompton home. They were initially booked on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons and planning a burglary, but were found to have a map of the singer's property, a samurai swords and a body bag in their possession. Prosecutor Ann Hampshire told the magistrates that notes relating to Miss Stone had been found in the defendants' car.
Their next court appearance will be at Exeter Crown Court on July 1.