Two men have been convicted of plotting to rob and kill pop star Joss Stone using an arsenal of weapons.
35-year-old Kevin Liverpool and 32-year-old Junior Bradshaw drove from Manchester to Stone's home in Devon. In notes uncovered by police, they planned to behead her because of her links to the Royal Family.
- The duo had scouted Miss Stone's home and were on their way to attack her armed with the sword, three knives, two hammers, masks, gloves and a hosepipe
- But they were arrested in Cullompton in June 2011
- Suspicious residents had called the police having spotted Liverpool and Bradshaw's badly damaged car in the area
Speaking outside the court Joss Stone's mother, Wendy Joseph, said the whole family was just relieved the trial was finally over.
Joss Stone issued her own short written statement saying:
When police first discovered the pair they told police they were lost and were trying to get to Bristol. But officers became wary and quickly discovered the cache of weapons in the boot.
A search of the one-bedroom flat Bradshaw and Liverpool shared in Manchester also recovered a self-cocking crossbow and a BB gun.
Kevin Liverpool is starting a life sentence - with a minimum term of 10 years and eight months while his co-defendant awaits sentencing, pending medical reports.
Watch Emily Morgan's report in full.