A WOMAN has been fined £500 and ordered to pay a further £200 compensation after admitting a string of charges.

Tanneh Befoh, 54, of Dyke Street in Frizington, appeared at Workington Magistrates' Court last Friday.

She faced one charge of using abusive words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress; one charge of possession of a class B drug (cannabis); and one of behaving in a violent manner, namely threatening police with violence.

She also faced a charge of damaging a cell door and CCTV box to the value of around £200, but this charge was withdrawn.

Befoh was accused of using threatening behaviour in Whitehaven on March 31, before threatening police at Workington police station the same day.

The cannabis charge related to an incident in Workington on April 1.

At the hearing on Friday, Befoh pleaded guilty to all the charges. She was fined £500, and ordered to pay a further £200 compensation to the victim.

In addition, she was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £50 and costs of £85.