Council loses nine-month legal battle

A council has lost a nine-month long legal battle against a man who accidentally dropped his orange peel on the floor whilst trying to put it in the bin.

Council loses nine-month legal battle

A council has lost a nine-month long legal battle against a man who accidentally dropped orange peel on the floor.

Luke Gutteridge won the case against Broxbourne Borough Council, who accused him of littering when he dropped a piece of the fruit on the floor after missing the bin, The Telegraph newspaper reports.

Luke said: "I couldn't believe it. It was a waste of taxpayers' money from the start.

"I hate littering and was prepared to clear my good name at any cost. I feel justice has now been done."

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