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01 June 2020 22:35

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To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A brother and sister who were recently reunited, have spoken out about how they were both left abandoned by their mother in tartan bags on separate occasions. Speaking via video-link to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Monday's This Morning, Helen Ward and David McBride each shared their heartbreaking story about how they were just left alone as babies in the freezing cold. The pair, who will feature on tonight's special of Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace began by detailing the moments they were abandoned. David learned a little bit about himself at 15-years-old when he applied to join the military, only to discover his birth certificate stated he was born 'on or about 6 Jan'. Speaking about the time he was found he explained: 'I was in a tartan bag, a red tartan bag, placed in the front of a car in a driveway halfway up a street.

Long Lost Family: Reunited siblings detail heartbreak of being abandoned in tartan bag

'At 9pm, the lady who owned the car came to pick up some shopping and found me in the front seat and she took me into her house, put me on the table, run across the road to get a neighbour and called the police.' David was left abandoned in a car on someone's driveway (Picture: ITV/REX) Helen was left abandoned in a phone box (Picture: ITV/REX) David had been found on the outskirts of Belfast on a freezing January morning in 1962, while in March 1968 Helen was left, also in a tartan bag, on the other side of the Irish border in a telephone box in Dundalk. Speaking about how she was found and what it was like growing up Helen added: 'On 11 March I was left abandoned in a phone box in a tartan bag. 'I remember being at a party and it was noted that I was adopted and it played on my mind so when I was 18 I spoke to my dad and he said "Helen, let sleeping dogs lie" and I couldn't so I started my search.' The siblings shared the story on Monday's This Morning (Picture: ITV/REX) Helen and David reunited on Long Lost Family (Picture: ITV) Helen decided to visit an adoption centre in Drogheda in southern Ireland. But her birth certificate had only the simple words 'child found exposed'. Advertisement Then last year she took a DNA test and posted it on an online database in a last attempt to find a blood relative. Within months, producers on Long Lost Family uploaded David's DNA onto the same system and found he had a match for a full sister. David added to the ITV hosts: 'I thought I would find something, maybe a half-sister but never imagine that I would find a full sister.' This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV. Got a story? If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you MORE: Dr Hilary Jones explains how to tell the difference between hay fever and coronavirus symptoms MORE: Outraged Piers Morgan hits out at Trump's 'inflammatory' George Floyd protests tweet: 'He's making it 10 times worse'