2 men in court over plot to target Joss Stone

By the Associated Press | June 16, 2011 | 6:11 AM EDT

CORRECTS DAY AND DATE OF ARREST - FILE - British singer Joss Stone is photographed after an interview, in this Oct. 20, 2008 file photo taken in New York. British police have arrested two men Monday morning June 13, 2011 on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder near the rural home of singer Joss Stone. Devon and Cornwall Police say the men aged 30 and 33-years old were arrested Tuesday near Stone's house in Cullompton, southwest England after residents reported a suspicious-looking vehicle. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

LONDON (AP) — Two men are due in court to face charges of plotting to rob and assault British soul singer Joss Stone.

Junior Bradshaw, 30, and 33-year-old Kevin Liverpool were arrested Monday morning near Stone's house in the town of Cullompton, 175 miles (280 kilometers) southwest of London, after residents reported a suspicious-looking vehicle.

News reports said the men had swords, rope, a body bag and plans of the singer's secluded house.

They are due in court Thursday on charges of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

The 24-year-old singer said in a statement that she was "absolutely fine and getting on with life as normal."

The Grammy-winning singer is due to start a European tour next month.