Cheryl Cole’s brother arrested following armed terror raid

Updated: May 14, 2010, 14:04 PM IST

London: Cheryl Cole is reportedly in a state of shock following her brother’s alleged involvement in a robbery case.

The singer’s sibling Andrew Tweedy has reportedly been held for questioning by the cops after a violent raid in a post office at Longbenton, Newcastle.

In the attack robbers waved a gun and machete at customers and staff before making off with thousands of pounds.

Cops arrested nine people, including one woman, in connection with the robbery.

A police spokesman said: “A vehicle and firearm have been recovered.”

Northumbria Police did not reveal the identity of those arrested, reports the Daily Express.

However, a police source confirmed that unemployed Tweedy was one of those being held for questioning.

Tweedy’s life has been marked with drugs, alcohol and solvent abuse, along with anxiety and depression.