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PHP MySQL and joining two table results

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Hi Experts,

I have two tables that rows are linked by the 'PersonRef' field.

Table 'person' example:
PersonRef     FirstName      LastName
12                   Jim                   Smith
23                  Alex                  Lewis
34                  Linda                 Smith

Table 'person_meta' example:
PersonRef     Field               Value      
12                   Age                   24
12                   Title                   Mr
23                   Age                   24
23                   Title                   Mr
34                   Age                   24
34                   Title                   Mrs

I am looking for a sql query (mysqli_connect) that would return any person who is 'Age' = '24' and 'LastName' = 'Smith' but in an array with this format:
[0] => array('FirstName'=>'Jim','LastName'=>'Smith','Meta'=>array('Title'=>'Mr','Age'=>'24'))
[1] => array('FirstName'=>'Linda','LastName'=>'Smith','Meta'=>array('Title'=>'Mrs','Age'=>'24'))

So basically searching the two tables and linking the data. Removing PersonRef 23 as they don't have a LastName Smith.

Any help would be gratefully received. I've been going round in circles with Joins.
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