Police have urged people to be on the look-out for three brothers who failed to return home after a cycle ride yesterday evening.

Remus, Janko and David Matlock are missing

Remus, Janko and David Matlock are missing

The brothers, Remus, 15, Janko, 12 and David Matlock, 10 have never been missing before; the alarm was raised when they did not come home at 8pm yesterday after they went on a bike ride to a local park, Mowbray Park at 5.20pm. This morning, there was still no sign of them in their Sunderland home and they are not answering their mobile phones.

Police have now released a description of the boys are are urging the public to be vigilant: “We have descriptions of the three boys who are Polish, speak good English and had bicycles with them.

“Remus, 15, is 5 feet 7” tall, slim build, dark coloured hair in a big quiff at the front and shaved at the back. Last seen wearing joggers, baseball cap and t-shirt and a black cycling helmet.

“Janko, 12, is 4 feet 8” tall, fairer hair styled in a quiff and short at the back, medium build, last seen wearing smart mustard coloured chinos, converse type trainers, blue lightweight waterproof jacket with a white zip and a silver cycling helmet

“David, 10, is 4 feet 8″ tall, shaggy dark brown hair, chubby build, possibly wearing shorts and a top and a silver coloured cycling helmet.”

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 or 01661 872 555.