Adopted man and biological father both lollipop men

An adopted man who traced his biological father has discovered that they were both working in the same profession, for the same council.

When Darren Wardle met his biological father Paul Ferris, he found that they both worked as lollipop men for Staffordshire County Council.

Darren Wardle and his biological father Paul Ferris Credit: ITV News Central

Despite working just 15 miles away from each other, their paths never crossed.

Darren said: "It definitely runs in the family, because my wife, mother-in-law and my Dad are all in the job. My adopted mother was also a lollipop lady for years in Wednesbury where I grew up, so from an early age I knew what was involved and valued the job that they do."