September was a busy month for the courts.
Here are 11 people jailed or handed suspended sentences for offences in and around South Tyneside during the month.
They all appeared at Newcastle Crown Court unless otherwise stated.
5. Nathan Stephen
Stephen, 25, previously of South Shields, now of Brighton Road, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, possessing extreme pornography, possession of prohibited images and distribution of a category A image. Judge Stephen Earl sentenced him to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, with programme and curfew requirements and ordered him to abide by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and sign the sex offenders register for ten years
6. Angela Wight
Wight, 51, of Talbot Road, South Shields, admitted unlawful wounding on the basis she had gone "beyond reasonable self defence" . Judge Robert Spragg sentenced her to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, with rehabilitation requirements
7. Dylan Thompson
Thompson, 34, of Anderson Street South Shields, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault on a female, common assault of an emergency worker and failing to surrender to custody when he appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court. District Judge Zoe Passfield jailed him for 26 weeks in total. He was also placed on the sex offenders register for seven years and ordered to pay £100 compensation to each of his three victims
8. Colin Lowrie
Lowrie, 28, of Belgrave Terrace, South Shields, admitted breach of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with 140 hours of unpaid work and must complete a rehabilitation order