A man has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison after assaulting a police officer.

Carl Frank Weston, 35, of no fixed address, indicated a guilty plea in front of magistrates at Workington on Monday.

The court heard that Weston assaulted PC Quinn on October 4 at Whitehaven.

Magistrates said that the offence would have merited a community order but Weston had said he would not comply with one.

He was also ordered to pay £80 compensation.