The image appears in the bakery's chain advent calendar for 2017

Greggs has apologised after replacing baby Jesus with an image of a sausage roll in the Nativity scene.

The high street bakery chain created the image for its 2017 advent calendar that offers vouchers for use in its stores throughout the Christmas period.

A number of people on social media criticised the company for including the image in the advent calendar, with one Twitter user calling for a boycott of Greggs shops.

A spokesman for Greggs told the Northern Echo: “We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention.”