Maryport's police station has been sold for £84,000, nearly two months after failing to sell at auction.

The vacant building in Eaglesfield Street, which used to house the police and magistrates court, was put up for auction in Manchester in April with a guide price of £80,000.

It went unsold but auctioneer Pugh and Company said it would continue to market the 5,790sq ft building.

Dating back at least 150 years, the building includes office space, reception areas, cells, staff facilities and garage space.

Front counter police services in Maryport stopped in 2013 and the station closed in October 2014.

Police and crime commissioner Peter McCall said: "Cumbria Police Authority agreed in 2011 on a major programme of work that included the disposal of police stations across the county.

"The decision was made on important factors such as cost, number of visitors and links to operational policing."

Chief Inspector Matt Kennerley added: "Maryport Police Station has served us well in the past but has not been used as a deployment centre since 2013.

"We are still committed to deploying resources across West Cumbria from other stations, and continue to provide a policing presence in Maryport with police desks and regular patrols."

Stations in Cockermouth and Keswick were also among those chosen to be sold.

Cockermouth police station was sold for £241,000 in December 2011.

Keswick police station sold for £327,000 in July 2013 and was converted by pub chain JD Wetherspoon.

A police desk is set up in the Maryport's Co-op supermarket between 11.30am and 1.30pm every Wednesday for people to speak to officers.