A Cockermouth man has appeared in court after drugs were found in his possession.

Joshua Andrew Thwaites, 29, of Crown Street, appeared at the magistrates court in Workington on Tuesday.

He admitted being in possession of diamorphine, a class A drug, on March 20 in Workington.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing £22 worth of alcohol from McColl's on Harrington Road, Workington on June 6.

The court heard that Thwaites had previously been given a conditional discharge for possessing the same type of drug during an incident in December.

The conditional discharge had also been imposed in respect of a separate incident, in which he stole food items worth £4 from Slatefell Stores.

Thwaites was ordered to comply with a community order, requiring him to carry out up to 10 Rehabilitation Activity Requirement days.

He must also pay £22 compensation to McColl's.

In respect of the offence of possessing drugs, he was told he must pay a £120 fine as well as £90 surcharge to fund victim services and £85 to cover the courts' costs.