A WOMAN has been banned from entering shops across Poole.

Lauren Sarah Velkoop, 32 and of Poole, has been handed a criminal behaviour order which bans her from entering any retail premises in Poole town centre.

The order, issued by Poole Magistrates’ Court, also prevents Velkoop from entering Tower Park, Co-op in Oakdale Road, Tesco in Fernside Road, plus any other business she has received a ban notice from.

It will be in place until Sunday, November 9, 2025.

Poole Police said: “Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team have worked hard to secure the order, which we hope will protect businesses in the area and prevent her from committing further crimes.

“We recognise the significant impact crime and anti-social behaviour can have on a business and we hope that the criminal behaviour order will add an additional layer of protection and help curb any future offending.”

If you think you have seen Velkoop breaching her criminal behaviour order, contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101.