A father who bit off part of a love rival's finger at a children's nativity play in South Shields has been sentenced to 11 months in jail.
40-year-old Lee Wilkinson fought with Michael Dent at Harton Primary School in December 2011 during which he bit off the tip of Mr Dent's left little finger.
The court heard that the pair had been involved in a long-running feud after Mr Dent had an affair with Wilkinson's wife while he was working away.
Passing sentence Judge Simon Hickey said he was unable to suspend sentence because of the nature of the offence.
Wilkinson admitted wounding and a public order offence.