“That is not a phrase I have plucked from the air. It is used in
documents written by Mr Liverpool during the planning stages of this plot.

“We don’t know who the others are but that does not matter. Your concern
is whether these two were part of the plot. It doesn’t matter what part they
took or planned to take.”

He added: “Joss Stone is an extremely wealthy young woman. These defendants
drove from Manchester to find her. Fortunately they were not successful,
although she was at home.

“They were reported by eagle-eyed people of small communities surrounding

Mr Liverpool and Mr Bradshaw, both from Longsight, Manchester, have pleaded
not guilty to conspiring with person or persons unknown between January and
June 2011 to murder Stone.

They have also denied conspiring to cause the singer grievous bodily harm and
conspiring to rob her.

The trial, which is due to last for around three weeks, continues.

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