A Twickenham man with Down's syndrome, threatened with deportation to Lebanon, has been granted a 30-month extension to his right to remain in the UK.

Wadih Chourey, 45, who lives in Viveinne Close, came to Britain in 1997 and his parents, who lived in Beirut, died in 2010.

He is supported by his two brothers, Camil and Joseph, and has nobody in Lebanon to look after or care for him.

Twickenham MP Tania Mathias has petitioned for his appeal date to brought forward and following this, Minister for Immigration, James Brokenshire, confirmed a 30-month extension to his visa.

Dr Mathias said: "Wadih Chourey has contributed so much to his local community and I am delighted that the Home Office has decided to grant him additional leave to remain - this is a very positive sign for the future.

"Whilst there is still much work to do, I hope that common sense will prevail and that Wadih will be granted Indefinite Leave to Remain once his appeal is heard."

Mr Chourey was originally brought to the UK after being mentally and physically abused outside his parents’ home.