cerlycoleCheryl Cole’s brother has been jailed for six years over his part in an armed robbery.

Andrew Tweedy, 30, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court after he was involved in planning a robbery in May last year.

The court heard how Andrew had let the robbers borrow his imitation handgun before letting them return to his flat after the incident.

According to UK newspaper Daily Mirror, Gavin Doig was prosecuting and said: “He provided the gun to the robbers and his home was both the meeting point before the robbery and the hide out after it.”

Police later searched his home and found balaclavas, a machete and a real-looking gun in his loft.

The judge was told he had 30 previous convictions which added up to 90 offences.