News 3 May 2017
Author: Alex Griffin

Aaron Lennon detained under Mental Health Act

3 May 2017

Some sad news broke last night involving Premier League football player Aaron Lennon.

The Everton winger was reportedly detained by police under the Mental Health Act after officers were concerned about his welfare.

They were called to a thoroughfare on the M602 motorway in Manchester, after reports of a man in distress on the roadside.

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.”

Lennon hasn’t played for Everton since February 11th and before their match against Manchester United on April 4th, manager Ronald Koeman said, “He is not in a physical way to be part of the team.”

He’s received an outpouring of support from the game on social media, from players past and present. GRM would also like to send their best wishes to Lennon and his family.