Aaron Lennon Detained Under Mental Health Act; What You Need To Know About Section 136 [VIDEO]
Aaron Lennon has allegedly been detained for an incident pertaining to his mental health. The Everton winger had an incident last Sunday (Apr. 30) that led him to be detained under the Mental Health Act.
What Happened to Lennon?
It is indicated that Aaron Lennon has been detained for an incident that happened recently. The spokesman from the Manchester Police shared that they received a call about a man's welfare. The officers then took the 30-year-old man and detained him under the Mental Health Act, according to The Telegraph.
The report also indicated that Lennon has not played for the Everton club since Feb. In fact, the club issued a statement, saying that Lennon has been in treatment for a stress-related illness.
The club noted that it is supporting the winger in this time of mental health issue. The player's family has requested for privacy at this time.
Meet Aaron Lennon
In the meantime, Lennon has been the youngest player to appear in the Premier League. He also scored his first professional goal in a game with Sunderland, with a score of a 3-2 win. He has been an active football player and news of him being detained under the Mental Health Act is a shock to many fans as reported by Express.
Meanwhile, the mental health of a person is a very important factor in life. It can be a very fragile status and needs to be taken seriously. In Lennon's case, there must have been a serious thing that he did, in order to be detained under the Act.
Aaron Lennon has been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act. That means that police had the authority to remove him from the place of incident. Authorities also have the right to have the person brought to a hospital for assessment, with regard to the person's behavior.
There are more and more individuals lately that have been open about mental health. It is only important that the public is aware of the said issues in society.