Girls Aloud fans asked for info

Girls Aloud fans are being asked to help detectives solve a crime in Cheryl Cole's home town after a shot gun raid outside a casino in Newcastle.

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Police call on Girls Aloud fans to help solve crime

Police on Tyneside say Girls Aloud fans could have vital information after shot gun raid took place near to where the girl band launched their come back tour.

The daylight heist happened outside the Grosvenor Casino on St James' Boulevard in Newcastle at about 3.50pm on Thursday, 21 February.

"On the day the robbery took place there was a Girls Aloud concert at the Metro Arena.

"There were lots of people making their way there and who would have been in the area just next to the casino and who could have potentially seen something.

"It was also approaching rush hour and in that part of the city centre there would have been lots of people leaving work and driving on St James' Boulevard.

"If anyone saw anything I'd urge them to contact us as soon as possible."

– Det Insp Andy Fairlamb - Northumbria Police

Girls Aloud fans asked to help solve a crime

Girls Aloud started the 'Ten' tour in Newcastle Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Girls Aloud fans are being asked to help detectives solve a crime in Cheryl Cole's home town.

A shot gun raid took place at outside the Grosvenor Casino in Newcastle on Thursday 21st February, just metres from where the girl band performed at the Metro Radio Arena.

Girls Aloud fans outside of Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Three people have been arrested but police think there may have been more people involved.

Detectives investigating the robbery are asking fans who may have seen anything to contact them.

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