London. (ANI): Cheryl Cole"s brother, Andrew Tweedy, stayed away from a hearing at the Newcastle Crown Court, where he was scheduled to appear in connection with allegedly breaching a suspended sentence for showering pepper spray on a stranger"s face. “I don"t know why he isn"t here. He has been informed of the proceedings," The Daily Star quoted his lawyer, Paul Caulfield as telling the court.
Tweedy pleaded guilty to charges of common assault and possessing a banned weapon after he attacked civil servant Lee Clark in Newcastle in August 2008. The court sentenced him to nine months in jail, suspended for two years. However, he now faces arrest after failing to show up at the court.
He has previously been jailed for six years for a stabbing and four years on charges of mugging a teenager. Tweedy had earlier promised to mend his ways to save embarrassment to sis Cheryl and said: “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.
“It tears me up to think I"m causing my sister so much pain. “I"ve told Cheryl she should be ashamed but she says she"ll never give up on me."