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Two half-brothers have been brought together thanks to an investigation by Insight, the well-known private detective agency.

Philip Reid, who was adopted as a baby, contacted the Insight team earlier this year in a bid to trace his birth mother. Sadly, his mother died in 2012, but the investigation led to an introduction he hadn’t prepared for – to his half-brother, Nicholas.

Phil, who was born in the UK but now lives in Melbourne, Australia, knew he was adopted although previous attempts to find his birth mother had failed. Now in his 40s and married to Liz, the couple decided earlier this year to try once more in the hope that advances in technology and genealogy would bear fruit.

Because Phil’s mother was Scottish, they appointed Insight to conduct the search here in the UK. Scotland...

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