A woman who impersonated a police officer has been ordered to pay nearly £2,000 by a court.

Sarah Messenger, 32, of Vulcans Lane, Workington, appeared at West Cumbria Magistrates Court in the town on Tuesday.

She was found guilty of impersonating a special constable or a member of the police force on November 7 intending to deceive.

She was also found guilty of driving a Vauxhall Insignia on Central Way without due care and attention on the same day.

Messenger was fined £930 for impersonating an officer and £310 for the driving offence.

She was also ordered to pay £620 costs and a £93 surcharge.

We previously incorrectly reported that the defendant had pleaded guilty to the offences. We apologise for the error.