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Woman, 41, reunited long-lost dad after taking £99 DNA test

A WOMAN has found her long-lost dad 42 years after he and her mum had a fling — thanks to a £99 DNA test.

Kelly Pinkney was amazed when the kit she got to find out about her ancestry revealed a cousin, and she set out to find other relatives.

And after turning detective, Kelly managed to identify and trace dad Saeed Sotoudeh for the first time this year. They are now forging a relationship.

Kelly, 41 said: “It’s an amazing feeling knowing who I am for the first time. I feel complete.”

She was born in 1980 and was taken into care aged four. She spent time in foster and children’s homes, before moving back aged ten with her mum.

But she always felt “different” and faced bullying as a child because of her skin colour.

Two years ago, a pal told her about an ancestry website’s DNA test — with the results showing she is half Persian.

She also found she had a cousin on the site and — after more digging — uncovered an uncle and then dad Saeed, who lives in North West London.

Kelly, of Bedford, said: “When I found out, I cried for an hour. It was a massive shock for him as he’s never known I was out there, whereas I knew he was.”



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