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Citing sources, Sky News said the suspects were found with rope and a body bag when they were stopped near her home in Cullompton, southwest England, on Monday morning.
Devon and Cornwall Police Detective Inspector Steve Parker said: “The two men in custody had in their possession information relating to an individual in the Cullompton area and items which lead us to suspect that they may have intended to commit a criminal offence.”
Sky News reported that the suspects — aged 33 and 30 — were also carrying maps and aerial photos of Stone’s secluded property.
Stone said in a statement that she was “absolutely fine and getting on with life as normal” as police faced a deadline to charge or release the suspects.
‘Conspiracy to murder’
Police were notified after neighbors spotted two men acting suspiciously near the 24-year-old singer’s rural home, according to reports. Investigators confirmed Wednesday that the two men were being detained for “conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to murder.”
“We’re unable to say anymore at this time but I would like to thank the local residents for reporting the suspicious car,” Parker said in a statement. “It’s important to stress that no properties have been burgled and no individuals have been harmed.”
The Sun newspaper reported that the suspects had traveled about 200 miles from the Manchester area. However, police would not comment on reports that swords, rope and a body bag had been recovered.
The men were being questioned Wednesday at a police station and have not been charged.
Stone’s London publicists, DWL, said the singer was aware of the arrests and was being kept up to date by the police.
They would not say whether she was at home when the men were detained.