A Cleator Moor man who failed to comply with a court order to complete unpaid work has had more hours added to his sentence - and been given more time to complete them.

Callum John Newton, 32, of Buckle Avenue, appeared at Workington's West Cumbria Magistrates' Court to face two charges.

He admitted failing to attend an appointment as instructed on October 25 last year, and a later offence of failing to keep in touch with his Probation Service officer.

The court heard that Newton had completed 58 hours of unpaid work from his original sentence, with 72 hours outstanding.

Ryan Foley, for Newton, said the first breach had been because of an issue with the defendant's address and paperwork not reaching him.

On the second breach, he added: "The issues here are principally to do with medical evidence and not supplying it within the required time "

Newton, he said, had been unable to attend a scheduled appointment due to a finger injury but had failed to provide the necessary medical evidence on time.

"He isn't someone who's deliberately trying to avoid compliance with the order," Mr Foley added.

With the court order due to expire in August, there were concerns he May not have sufficient time to complete the remaining allocation.

Magistrates added 20 extra hours of unpaid work to Newton's order and extended it by three months to give him time to fulfil it.

He was ordered to pay £60 costs.