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Cheryl's older brother Andrew Tweedy has revealed he is living in a tent and begging on the streets after becoming homeless earlier this year.
The 41 year old revealed he has not spoken to his 38 year old sister for years – after she previously gave him £20,000 to go to rehab.
Now, Andrew is homeless after splitting with his girlfriend earlier this year. He has also lost contact with his family, including Fight For This Love singer Cheryl.
He said: "I was grafting in work for two years, scaffolding and merchandising. Then things fell through with the partner I was living with."
Andrew added: "This is what I’m f***ing living like. I’ve been begging here for more than three months and it’s something that has really broken my heart.
"I’ve got so much f***ing pride. With the family I’ve got, I shouldn’t be here. It’s horrible.
"None of them have contacted me. Even though Cheryl’s not helping me, she’s still my family. She probably won’t even know I’m on the streets. I don’t blame her at all. This is the lowest I’ve ever been."
Andrew shares his makeshift home with a friend he met on the streets and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog named Razor.
He currently resides in a northern town and feels unable to go back to Newcastle, where he and Cheryl grew up, due to previous incidents.
In 2011 Andrew was convicted of an armed robbery at a Post Office and jailed for six years.
He told police his acomplices took the loot before hiding a gun, machete and balaclavas at his home.
During his prison sentence, he was taking out of HMP Durham amid fears there was a £10,000 price for his head.
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"I’ve still got enemies there and people who want to settle scores," he said. "When I go there, I’ve got to be something I don’t want to be. I’ve got to be on my guard and carrying weapons."
Andrew took part in his first street robbery at 13, after getting hooked on glue.
He was sent to a young offenders institution in 1996. And, in 2005, he was jailed for four years for a mugging.
Cheryls' older brother previously said in 2008: "I watch Cheryl on TV and think, 'Your life is so different to the one you left behind'.
"She tells me I should be inspired by what she’s done and I can turn my back on booze and violence. Instead, like a fool, I go back to the drink and the glue."
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