A local authority attempted to fine a man for accidentally dropping a small piece of orange peel. (Bio-degradable). The orange peel was accidentally dropped when the man was peeling an orange. He put most of it in the bin but just missed one small piece. The “litterer” refused to pay the fine and contested the case. The council took him to court. The man fought the case and (unusually) won.
The fine was initially levied by contractors working for the council. (A company called