Two men who were convicted of plotting to rob and kill pop star Joss Stone have won appeals against the length of their sentences.
Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw, from Manchester, were found guilty of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to rob at a three-week trial last year. They drove to Miss Stone's home in mid-Devon with an arsenal of weapons to rob and kill her.
Bradshaw, 33, had his 18-year sentence cut to 10 years by three Court of Appeal judges in London.
Kevin Liverpool, 36, who was originally given a life sentence with a minimum term of 10 years and eight months, had his minimum reduced to six-and-a-half years.
In a written statement released after the verdicts, Joss Stone said:
Wendy Joseph, the mother of Joss Stone, has issued a statement after two men were found guilty of conspiring to rob and murder the soul singer.
The mother said: "Joss would like to thank everyone for their support and all of their good wishes.
"Joss and myself and indeed our whole family are relieved the trial is now over and that these men are no longer in the position to cause harm to anyone"
The judge told the defendants he regards them as dangerous men. He told Kevin Liverpool it was a "crazy scheme by a crazy person which was likely to fail... It was your intention to kill Joss Stone and to rob her. I regard you a very dangerous man".
Junior Bradshaw will be sentenced at a later date, pending medical reports.