A 76-year-old man has been handed a six-month conditional discharge after admitting assault.

Albert Biggins, 76, of Summer View, Drigg, Holmrook, appeared before North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court last Friday.

The court heard that Biggins assaulted David Abbott on June 29 in Whitehaven.

Biggins will also pay £85 costs and a £21 victim surcharge.