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Everton Winger Aaron Lennon Detained Under Mental Health Act

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Everton winger Aaron Lennon has been detained under the Mental Health Act ans is now undergoing treatment for “a stress-related illness’.

Premier League club Everton have announced that Lennon is now receiving treatment after the 30-year-old English player was detained by police on Sunday before being taken to the hospital.

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 on Eccles Old Road.”

“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.”

Everton released an official statement on Tuesday, which read: “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.”

Lennon has not played a game for Everton since February 11 and Ronald Koeman had revealed in April that the player was was “not in a physical way to be part of the team”.

The former Spurs and Leeds United winger had arrived at Everton in 2015 – initially as a lonee but had eventually earned a permanent deal on a £4.5 million transfer fee.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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