TWO TEENAGERS from Workington who denied assaulting a woman have been convicted after a trial at the town's magistrates' court.

Courteney Leigh Hallam, 19, of Barncroft Avenue, Seaton, and her co-defendant Chloe Rowntree, of Wentworth Park, Stainburn, pleaded not guilty to the assault by beating of a woman.

It happened on June 16 last year in Workington, the court heard.

After hearing the evidence, magistrates returned guilty verdicts on both defendants.

They then went on to pass sentence on both defendants. Both were given a community order with various requirements.

For each defendant, this included an order to complete 100 hours of unpaid work in the community within the next year.

Both defendants were also told that they may pay the victim they assaulted £125 in compensation.

They must also pay prosecution costs, assessed as being £775 for each defendant, as well as a £95 victim surcharge.

Those financial orders - amounting to a court debt of £995 for each teenager - can be settled at a rate of £100 per month, said magistrates. Hallam was unrepresented while Rowntree was represented by defence solicitor Sean Harkin.