A boy left abandoned on the streets of Southall will finally be able to return to India following intervention from Ealing Council.
Gurrinderjit Singh, 12, was discovered at a bus stop in Southall two years ago and was thought to have been abandoned by his parents, who were never traced.
Now he has finally been granted travel documents to go back to the Punjab after lenghty negotiations between Ealing Council, which had become his corporate parent.
The council is understood to have been involved in a long-running legal discussion with authorities in India in order to secure the boy's safe return.
A spokeswoman for Ealing Council said: "As Gurrinderjit’s corporate parent we were determined to do what we thought was best for him. This has been a lengthy legal case but we are delighted that it has now been concluded and he will soon be reunited with members of his extended family."
The boy is expected to be reunited with relatives upon his return.