OVER the past week the Daily Echo has once again reported on many serious criminal cases from the courts.

This includes a man who beat his dog outside a Tesco store in Poole, a homeless man being banned from entering areas of Poole town centre during the day and a landlord who has slapped with an £8,500 fine for breaching housing regulation enforcement notices..

Criminal cases are continuing to be dealt with on a daily basis in our local courts at Poole Magistrates' Court and Bournemouth Crown Court, while people from the region have also been appearing in the dock in other parts of the country.

For a summary of what has been reported on over the past few days in print and online, listen to the audio round-up below.

And to read more about these cases click on the following links:

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