Two men convicted of plotting to kill UK singer Joss Stone have won appeals that will reduce their jail terms. Junior Bradshaw, 33, and Kevin Liverpool, 36, both from Manchester were convicted of conspiracy to murder and rob the singer at her Devon home.

Liverpool, originally given life with a minimum term of 10 years and eight months, has had the tariff reduced to six-and-a-half years. Bradshaw’s 18-year sentence was cut to 10 years by Court of Appeal judges.

The men, both of St Stephen’s Close, Longsight, had previously staked out Miss Stone’s home and were on their way to attack her when they were arrested in Cullompton, Devon, in June 2011.

Miss Stone was at home in Ashill when the pair were detained, Exeter Crown Court heard during their trial. They were both found guilty of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to rob, following the three-week hearing.