Man caged over Joss death plot

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A MAN who joined his flat­mate’s plot to rob and kill in­ter­na­tional pop star Joss Stone has been jailed for 18 years.

Ju­nior Brad­shaw, 32, acted as the driver for Kevin Liver­pool, 35, who plot­ted to kid­nap the star and bank more than £1mil­lion.

The pair had driven from Manch­ester to Miss Stone’s home in mid-Devon armed with an arse­nal of weapons.

Notes writ­ten by Liver­pool show they wanted to be­head her be­cause of her royal fam­ily links.

The duo were armed with a sword, three knives, two ham­mers, masks, gloves and a hosepipe when they were ar­rested in June 2011. The pair, who har­boured a deep ha­tred for the singer, told po­lice they were lost but of­fi­cers be­came wary and dis­cov­ered the cache in the boot.

The pair were con­victed in April of con­spir­acy to mur­der and con­spir­acy to rob.

Liver­pool was sen­tenced im­me­di­ately to life im­pris­on­ment and told to serve a min­i­mum term of 10 years and eight months.

Sen­tenc­ing against Brad­shaw was ad­journed but an Ex­eter Crown Court of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day: “Mr Brad­shaw was sen­tenced to 18 years’ im­pris­on­ment for con­spir­acy to mur­der.”

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