Lennon detained under Mental Health Act

Lennon detained under Mental Health Act


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Former England and Spurs winger Aaron Lennon, currently on the books of Everton has been detained by police under the mental health act following an incident by the side of a busy road.

According to reports in the Daily Mail, the 30-year-old had to be helped by police in Salford on Sunday when he was found at the side of a road close to the M602.


The reports suggest that Greater Manchester Police officers believed Lennon was in a precarious situation.


The former Leeds star who has been capped 21 times by England, was a £4million Roberto Martinez signing for Everton from Tottenham in 2015 following a 10-year association with the north London club.


A spokesman for 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.’


On Tuesday Everton issued a statement which said: ‘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.’


Culled from Yahoo Sport

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