Footballer Aaron Lennon detained under the Mental Health Act

Footballer Aaron Lennon has been detained by police under the Mental Health Act over concerns for his welfare.

The Everton winger was taken to hospital on Sunday 30 April after police were called to his aid in Salford.

The 30-year-old England international, has not played for the Everton first team since February.

Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called at around 4.35pm to reports of 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.”

According to his club, Lennon is now “receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness”.

Messages of support have been pouring in on social media since the news of Lennon’s admission to hospital.

Ex-footballer Stan Collymore tweeted: “Thoughts and love with Aaron Lennon and his family right now.

“I know that place, and I know he’ll be fine with good support from us all”.

Everton Football Club has since responded to the support shown for their player.

They said: “Thank you for all the kind messages for Aaron.

“We are supporting him through this and his family has appealed for privacy at this time”.

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