Police are appealing for help in tracing three missing brothers from Sunderland.
The boys Remus aged 15, Janko aged 12, and ten-year-old David Matloch, went for a bike ride on Monday afternoon and failed to return.
The brothers left their home at The Oaks, Sunderland, at 5.20pm headed for Mowbray Park.
They were due back at their foster parents’ home by 8pm but failed to return. They have not been answering their mobile phones and have not gone missing before.
Police are now concerned for their welfare and are making enquiries to find them.
Although the boys are Polish they speak good English.
Remus is 5ft 7ins, of slim build with dark coloured hair in a big quiff at the front and shaved at the back. He was last seen wearing joggers, baseball cap and t-shirt and a black cycling helmet.
Janko is described at 4ft 8 ins, of medium build and with fairer hair styled in a quiff and short at the back. He was wearing smart mustard coloured chinos, converse type trainers, a blue lightweight waterproof jacket with a white zip and a silver cycling helmet.
The youngest brother, David, is 4ft 8ins, of chubby build and shaggy dark brown hair. He was possibly wearing shorts and a top and a silver coloured cycling helmet.
Officers are appealing for the three brothers to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises them to call police straightaway.
They have family members in Blyth and South Shields and police are asking anyone who knows where they are to call officers on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1276 of 11/08/14.