A man who failed to attend appointments to complete an unpaid work order has been given a curfew instead after magistrates heard he had to work seven days a week.

James Alan Butler, 32, of Church Road, Harrington, appeared at West Cumbria Magistrates' Court in Workington accused of failing to attend appointments as required on March 27 and April 21 this year.

Butler admitted breaching the order, which had been imposed for failing to provide a breath specimen for analysis.

He told the court his non-attendance on the first occasion was due to a knee injury and the second due to work.

Butler told magistrates that he was required to work every day, with his shifts varying between four and 10 hours a day but never exceeding 40 hours a week.

Magistrates revoked the remaining unpaid work hours from his original sentence and instead imposed a curfew.

Butler will be required to remain at his home address between 7.30pm and 5.30am every day for 26 weeks.

He must also pay £60 costs.