Sean McMahan, 26, from Herne Bay, was fined nearly £500 for littering after he threw a banana skin from his van and ignored a £150 fine. The incident was observed during a joint operation against illegal waste in Herne Bay on May 10, 2023. McMahan, absent from his court hearing, was penalized with a £220 fine, £88 victim surcharge, and £180 council costs. The case highlights strict enforcement against littering in the Canterbury district, where fines have recently increased.