Cheryl Cole’s bad-boy brother is facing jail after admitting pepper spraying a man in the face.
Ex drug addict Andrew Tweedy attacked Lee Clark on August 13 last year, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
Tweedy, 28, pleaded guilty to common assault and possession of a prohibited weapon, the pepper spray, and was warned prison was an option when he is sentenced in three weeks time. Tweedy, who arrived at court today with his pregnant girlfriend, was expected to face a trial.
After his guilty plea his barrister Paul Caulfield said: “There is the potential of a custodial sentence.”
The case was adjourned for three weeks for the preparation of pre-sentence reports and no date was set for sentencing.
Judge John Milford, told Tweedy, of Heaton, Newcastle: “I am going to anddjourn your case for three weeks so a pre-sentence report can be prepared.
“You have been warned to the likely outcome of your sentence. I will grant you bail in the meantime.”
Tweedy has many previous convictions, including street robbery at the age of 13, and was jailed for six years in 1996 for stabbing two students in a city pub.
In 2005 he was jailed along with accomplice Syd Rook after the pair targeted Kian Brady as he made his way home alone from Newcastle city centre in the early hours of the morning after finishing work.
The pair followed Mr Brady and jumped on him from behind, knocking him over and pushing his face into the ground.
They then repeatedly punched him as they demanded his money, credit cards and pin numbers.