Two schoolfriends who lost touch for over 50 years have been reunited thanks to our investigations team.

John and Terry first met in 1941 at school in the Wirral, Merseyside, when they were five years old. They became close friends and spent all their time together, well into their teenage years, sharing an interest in speedway, motorbikes - and girls!

By 1961, John and Terry were both married and saw increasingly less of each other, eventually losing contact when John moved away and Terry joined the army. For many years, John wondered what had happened to his old friend and tried many times to locate him by visiting where they grew up, but without success.