TWO men brought up in Huddersfield appeared in court today in connection with an alleged plot targeting soul singer Joss Stone.
Junior Bradshaw, 30, and Kevin Liverpool, 33, both now from St Stephen's Close, Manchester, appeared for a preliminary hearing at Exeter Crown Court charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
The pair were arrested on June 13, near the Ashill home of 24-year-old Stone, whose hits include Super Duper Love and Fell In Love With A Boy and who has an estimated £9 million fortune.
Liverpool appeared in the dock today wearing a black "puffa"-style jacket, while Bradshaw wore a blue sleeveless T-shirt.
Neither man entered a plea and they were remanded in custody to appear at the same court on October 24.
The pair were arrested on the St Andrews Estate in Cullompton after being seen acting suspiciously in the area around the village of Langford in a Fiat Punto.
Items including a samurai sword and notes mentioning Stone's name were found in the car, the court heard.
The singer insisted she was "absolutely fine" and "getting on with life as normal" following the arrest of the two men.
She said at the time: "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 inquiries."