Here are 13 people who are spending the festive season behind bars after committing various offences.
They were all jailed after pleading guilty at Newcastle Crown Court unless otherwise stated.
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1. Andrew Welsh
Welsh, 32, of no fixed address pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and intimidation and was sentenced to a total of 30 months behind bars
2. Lee Crute
Crute, 43, of South Cliff, admitted unlawful wounding and was jailed for 16 months
3. Scott Robertson
Robertson, 32, of Kenilworth Court, Washington, was jailed for eight months and banned from driving 18 months for dangerous driving, having no insurance, and two charges of driving under the influence of drugs
4. Andrew Wilkinson
Wilkinson, 38, of Wydale Way, Walker, Newcastle, has been jailed for 30 months after admitting possessing a controlled drug of Class B with intent to supply when stopped by police near Washington services