Cheryl Cole's brother held by police following robbery

Thursday May 13, 2010

Topping off a dramatic few months for Cheryl Cole, the X Factor beauty's older brother has been arrested.

Twenty-nine-year-old Andrew Tweedy is being held by police who are investigating an armed robbery at a Post Office on Monday.

A woman was also held and four men bailed over the incident in which the robbers allegedly waved a gun and machete at customers before escaping with thousands of pounds.

Cheryl is said to be "in shock" after hearing the news.

In a previous interview, Andrew spoke of the support his sister gives him.

"Cheryl wants to help me but I'm too far gone. I know I'm breaking her heart but I'm not strong enough to sort myself out. She says she will never give up on me," he said.

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