Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon detained under Mental Health Act

England footballer Aaron Lennon has been detained under the Mental Health Act amid concerns for his welfare.

The 30-year-old Everton player was taken to hospital on Sunday to be assessed, after officers were called to Eccles Old Road in Salford.

Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at around 4.35pm to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man on Eccles Old Road.

Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon detained under Mental Health Act

"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."

Lennon's representative, Base Soccer Agency, tweeted: "Everyone at Base Soccer sends their support to @AaronLennon12 - get well soon and stay strong."


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