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Aaron Lennon being treated for stress-related illness after being detained under Mental Health Act

Everton's Aaron Lennon during the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 27, 2016

Everton winger Aaron Lennon is receiving treatment for a stress-related illness after being detained under the Mental Health Act.

Lennon last played for Everton on February 11, when he came off the bench at Middlesbrough for a 13th appearance of the season.

Ronald Koeman gave an update on the England international ahead of last month's game against Manchester United, saying he "was not in a physical way to be part of the team".

And following a newspaper report about Lennon's welfare on Tuesday night, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have confirmed Lennon is receiving hospital care.

"Police were called at around 4.35pm on Sunday 30 April 2017 to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man on Eccles Old Road," read a statement from GMP.

"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."

A statement from the player's representatives read: "Aaron Lennon is currently receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness.

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"The club is supporting him through this and his family has appealed for privacy at this time."

Sky Sports News HQ understands Lennon is presently being treated in hospital in north-west England.

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