Everton's Aaron Lennon on the bench before the match against Sunderland.

Everton’s Lennon held with ‘stress-related illness’

Editorial

3. mai 2017

Football

Everton and former England midfielder Aaron Lennon has been detained by police under the Mental Health Act and is receiving treatment for a «stress-related illness,» the club confirmed on Tuesday.

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The 30-year-old, who has not played for the English Premier League club since February 11, was taken to hospital on Sunday after police were called to an address in Salford, Greater Manchester.

«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,» Greater Manchester Police said.

Everton released a statement Tuesday. «Aaron Lennon is currently receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness,» the statement said.

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