A WORKINGTON woman has admitted two charges of sending false messages for the purpose of 'causing annoyance'.

At the town's magistrates' court, Amanda Jane Mitchell, 50, admitted committing those offences on September 2 and on September 9. She originally denied the second offence but changed her plea to guilty when she appeared in court.

A number of related charges were withdrawn by the prosecution, including an allegation that she made an offensive 999 call to the police.

A charge of wasting police time on September 2 by making a false report was also withdrawn.

After hearing the details, magistrates imposed a community order for the September 9 offence. She must as part of this complete up to ten days of rehabilitation activity. Mitchell, of Harrington Road, Workington, was also fined £80, with £85 costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

The defendant was represented by defence lawyer Mike Woolaghan.