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Cole's brother jailed for six years

British singer Cheryl Cole's brother has been jailed for six years for his part in an armed robbery at a post office in England last May (10).

Andrew Tweedy was found guilty on charges of conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm with intent.

He confessed to helping to mastermind the heist along with four others at a postal store in North Tyneside, in which the gang brandished an imitation handgun at owners.

On Friday (11Mar11) a judge handed the 30 year old a six year sentence. His girlfriend Emma Stanners was cleared of money laundering.

The other members of the armed gang were also given significant stints behind bars.