Former Norwich City striker Leroy Lita arrested by police in London

Swansea City have refused to comment on whether or not their former Norwich striker Leroy Lita will be punished after spending a night in the cells last weekend.

Lita, who had a successful loan spell at Carrow Road under Glenn Roeder, was arrested by police in London on Sunday night.

The Congo-born Lita spent the night in a cell and was issued with a fixed penalty notice and released the following morning, according to reports in south Wales. It is believed Lita was alleged to have spat at a taxi.

Metropolitan Police said officers were called to a disturbance in Mayfair, and that a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

The incident happened the day after Swansea beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at The Hawthorns when Lita was an unused substitute.


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A spokesman for Swansea City declined to comment on the incident or what action, if any, the club might take.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said police were contacted at approximately 10.20pm on Sunday, February 5, after reports of a disturbance on a street in Mayfair.

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'Officers attended and one man, aged 27, was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in a public place,' he said.

The spokesman added: 'He was taken to a central London police station and on the morning of February 6 he was issued with a fixed penalty notice.'

In 2010, while at Middlesbrough, Lita was arrested and fined �80 for a drunk and disorderly offence.

Lita scored seven goals in 16 appearances for the Canaries in a three-month loan spell from Reading at the end of 2008, but has been unable to hold down a regular starting place at Swansea since moving to south Wales for �1.75m from Championship side Middlesbrough last summer.

He came on as a substitute in Swansea's 3-1 defeat at Carrow Road in October and may have to settle for a place on the bench when the teams meet at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

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