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Appeal to trace man after serious assault

Police want to speak to Amish Kansagra in connection with a serious assault Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing to the public to trace a man following a serious assault in Brentford.

Amish Kansagra is Asian, 5 feet 9 inches tall with short black hair and a goatee beard. He sometimes wears glasses.

Detectives want to speak to the 28-year-old - who frequents Hounslow, Ealing and Brent - after a woman was found seriously hurt on Sunday.

The 35-year-old was taken to a west London hospital where she's now in a stable condition.

Officers believe the two are known to each other.

Brentford FC's new 20,000 seater stadium gets the go-ahead

Brentford Football Club have announced on social media website Twitter that plans for a new 20,000-seater stadium have been approved by the government.

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BREAKING NEWS: LIONEL ROAD APPROVAL - New stadium project gets final approval from Secretary of State's office http://t.co/f3qMERIgrm

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The plan required confirmation from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning because Hounslow Council granted permission but English Heritage raised objections.

The public body had concerns about the impact of tower blocks and a hotel being built to pay for the stadium.

The club said it was a "once in a generation chance" for a new home.

Jagdish Sharma from Hounslow Council, said: "This is great news for Brentford Football Club and the borough.

"It not only means the Bees will have a top-class stadium, it will help the continuing rejuvenation of Brentford itself."

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Brentford school badly damaged in fire

60 firefighters fought the blaze this morning Credit: Chris Edwards/Twitter

St Paul's School in Brentford has been damaged by fire this morning. Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters battled to put out the fire which badly damaged the roof of the Victorian school in Hounslow.

The roof of the Victorian school has been badly damaged Credit: Sam Gibb/Twitter

Sam Gibb tweeted "Very sad time in Brentford, heartbreaking our little family school on fire!"

London Fire Brigade tweeted, "Firefighters are making good progress on the school fire in Brentford. The roof has been badly damaged in the blaze."

Man sentenced for murder of Brentford pensioner

Daniel Barnett, 20, was this morning sentenced to a minimum of 32 years in prison for the murder of Jean Farrar.

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Jean Farrar was killed in Brentford last October. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Mrs Farrar, a 77 year old former model and actress who had worked alongside Roger Moore, was beaten to death in her flat in Brentford on October 25th last year.

Barnett, who was high on drink and drugs, had broken into her home to burgle her.

Passing sentence His Honour Judge Bevan QC said:

"This was a merciless, gratuitous, vicious and above all cowardly attack on a totally defenceless victim."

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