Crime has dominated the headlines in west London over the last seven days, with all of the top stories involving the courts or the police.
There has been a court case involving the leisure chain David Lloyd in Hounslow, a Hayes homeowner who illegally built a huge extension to his house and was later caught by Hillingdon Council, and missing person from Hounslow who was tragically found dead in Europe.
Here is a roundup of the five biggest west London stories in the news from the last week:
Hayes man has six months to tear down his illegal extension
A man from Hayes was been fined £8,000 by Uxbridge Magistrates' Court after h e illegally built a two-storey extension to his house in Colbrook Drive.
Akmal Hussain was taken to court by Hillingdon Council after it was discovered he had carried out the major work without first seeking planning permission.
The 40-year-old has been given six months to tear down the addition to his home, but he has previously failed to comply with an order forcing him to reverse the changes.
It was described as “a great win for the council” and the news sparked a huge range of responses from getwestlondon readers as some thought the extension was an improvement, while others agreed with the court and the council.
Man hit in the head with a brick during a vicious robbery in Northolt
On July 10, shortly after midnight the victim was approached by two suspects in Rowdell Road who demanded money.
Without warning one suspect then attacked the man, striking him in the head with a brick.
The victim fled to the nearby PureGym, where cleaning staff gave him first aid and called the police
After the attack, the manager of the gym praised her team for the way they acted.
Police released images of two men they wish to speak with in connection with the robbery.
South Ruislip attempted break in involving men with baseball bats and crowbars
The gang of between four and six men were disturbed by the occupant and instead smashed up two cars parked nearby before they fled in a large 4x4 type vehicle.
It happened in Portal Close on Thursday (November 10) at around 8pm and the men escaped in the direction of West End Road.
Leisure chain fined over £350,000 after five-year-old almost drowns in Hounslow
The near-tragedy in February 2013, saw five-year-old Blakeney Dear almost drown after he was underwater for five minutes before being pulled out and given CPR.
Staff were told Blakeney was a non-swimmer, but he was allowed to take part in a half-term Aqua Splash session without armbands, against the club's rules for “poor” swimmers.
The staff failed to support Blakeney in the water and he was unable to keep himself afloat with a floatation aid.
He was seen holding onto the poolside but could not keep his high above the water and drifted away.
David Lloyd pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a total of £352,251.75.
A spokesperson said team members involved are no longer employed with the company.
Missing woman from Hounslow later found dead in the Netherlands
Zainab Sheikh was reported missing from Hounslow by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, November 13 and a public appeal was launched to try and find her.
Officers carried out local enquiries after she went missing and anyone with information about her whereabouts was asked to contact the Met.
But tragically the police investigation found she had flown to the Netherlands where she was found dead.
Formal identification had not been carried out by it was believed the body was that of Zainab Sheikh.
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