Stone says security was minimal at her home prior to murder plot

By | Published on Wednesday 20 March 2013

Joss Stone

Oh, so Joss Stone has testified in the trial of Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw, the two men accused of plotting to kill the singer back in 2011.

As previously reported, Liverpool and Bradshaw were stopped by police in June 2011 and found to be carrying various weapons and notes sketching out a plan to murder and decapitate singer Stone at her Devon home. The two men deny charges of conspiracy to murder, rob and cause grievous bodily harm.

According to the Independent, Stone told Exeter Crown Court that security at her home was pretty minimal prior to Liverpool and Bradshaw’s arrest, and that while her property did have a burglar alarm she rarely used it, so low was the chance of crime in the area of Devon where she resided.

She said she liked having an “open house” where family and friends were always welcome, adding: “I’ve lived in Devon for a long time and nobody really shuts their door. I had an alarm but I did not really turn it on very much. I didn’t really have a lock on my door… But I do now”.

Stone was at home on the day Liverpool and Bradshaw allegedly planned to attack the singer, but the two men couldn’t find her house, and were picked up by police following up reports from concerned local residents.

The singer recalled in court yesterday the police showing up to tell her about the two men’s arrest, saying: “Apart from someone coming around to say someone is trying kill me, it was a really nice day”.

As previously reported, it’s thought Stone was targeted by the two men because of her albeit nominal associations with the royal family. Asked about her royal connections in court, Stone said: “I have sung for them a couple of times – once for the Princess Diana concert. After that there was another charity event for Harry. I guess they just invited me because they thought it was nice to invite me”.

The case continues.