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Worrying News As Aaron Lennon Detained By Police Under Mental Health Act

Worrying News As Aaron Lennon Detained By Police Under Mental Health Act
By Gavan Casey Updated

England winger Aaron Lennon has been detained by Manchester police under the Mental Health Act.

According to Mike Keegan in the Mail, officers were called to a location in Salford, Greater Manchester on Sunday, following concerns over the 30-year-old's state of mind.

The officers then negotiated with Lennon for 20 minutes before detaining him for safety reasons.

It's understood Lennon was found at the side of a busy road close to the M602 motorway in Manchester, and officers deemed him to be in a "precarious" situation.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police said:

Police were called at around 4.35pm on Sunday, April 30, 2017 to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man. Officers attended and a 30-year-old man was detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and was taken to hospital for assessment.

The 21-cap England international hasn't figured for Everton since a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough in mid-February, with Ronald Koeman deeming him 'not physically fit' in early April.

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Everton have released the following statement about the player and his health:

Aaron Lennon is currently receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness. The club is supporting him through this and his family has appealed for privacy at this time.

If you've been affected by the above story, you can contact Mental Health Ireland on (01) 284 1166.

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