Joss Stone's robber brother
13:30 21 October 2005
British singer Joss Stone has revealed her half brother is a convicted armed robber.
The soul sensation, who included a song about brother Daniel Skillin, 26, on her chart-topping album 'Mind, Body and Soul', says she will always stand by him.
The 19-year-old revealed: "Everybody has made mistakes in their lives. The song about him says everything I want to say. A lot has happened in his life and he has been through a lot.
"I love my brother and I will stand by him forever."
Daniel was sent to prison in 2000 after attempting to hold up a post office with a hammer. He escaped from jail in 2003, just two months before he was due to be released, and went on the run before being arrested by police following a car chase.
He was given another prison sentence from which he has been recently released.
Skillin, who has the same mother as Joss, is thought to have encouraged his half-sister early in her career.
The star sings in track 'Daniel': "At times he comes across selfish. But he ain't a bad person, this I know.
"He lies, he cheats, his stealings make me cry till I stop breathing."
Daniel is now living at the family home in Devon.
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