Star's brother held over gun robbery

Cheryl Cole's brother, Andrew Tweedy, was arrested following an armed robbery.

The unemployed 29-year-old was among nine people held following a raid on a post office in Longbenton, North Tyneside, on Monday, during which two men held up the premises with a gun and a machete.

Northumbria Police said they could not reveal the identity of the arrested people but a source confirmed that Tweedy was being held.

Three men and a woman remained in custody while five other men had been released on police bail.