SHOCK! Cheryl Cole's brother is jailed for 6 years
Cheryl Cole's big brother Andrew Tweedy was jailed for 6 years today after admitting his involvement in planning an armed robbery in May last year.
The 30-year-old, who breached a suspended sentence imposed for attacking a man and dousing him in pepper spray, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm with intent.
Andrew let his 4 accomplices borrow his imitation handgun for a raid on a post office near his home in Longbenton, Tyneside, which netted the criminals £2,000.
'[Andrew] provided the gun to the robbers and his home was both the meeting point before the robbery and the hide out after it,' Gavin Doig, prosecuting, told Newcastle Crown Court.
Andrew is the half-brother of Cheryl, 27.
Mum Joan Callaghan had Andrew, Joseph and Gillian before meeting Cheryl's dad Gary Tweedy and giving birth to Cheryl and brother Garry, 23.
Cheryl's parents, who never married, separated when she was 11.