These are just some of the longest jail sentences handed out to criminals operating in the South Shields area over the last 12 months.
Unless otherwise stated, the defendants named below were all imprisoned during 2020 at Newcastle Crown Court for their offences.
5. Ryan Heslop
Heslop, 29, of Devonshire Street, South Shields, was jailed for five years and two months after admitting assault, attempting to pervert the cause of justice and criminal damage. Photo: Other 3rd Party
6. Marc Mackie
Mackie, 31, of no fixed address, was jailed for six years after admitting robbery and possession of a bladed article in South Shields on April 11 last year. Photo: Other 3rd Party
7. Mitchell Sayers
Sayers, 32, of no fixed address, was jailed for nine years after he was convicted of committing two robberies, six thefts and one affray. Some of the offences were committed across South Tyneside. Photo: Other 3rd Party
8. Liam Scotton
Scotton, 29, of Waldgrave Road, Liverpool, was jailed for six years after he admitted possession of cocaine with intent to supply and money laundering after he was stopped in a car on South Tyneside on June 21 last year. Photo: Other 3rd Party