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  • 15 August 2014, 8:59

Missing Brothers: Man And Woman Arrested

Two people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of three brothers aged between 10 and 15, who have still not been found.

RemusMatloch, 15,Janko, 12, and David, 10, failed to return to their foster parents' home inSunderlandafter going for a bike ride.

The brothers had left at around tea time and were due back at8pm. They did not answer their mobiles.

Instead, they were seen catching a Metro train toNewcastle-upon-Tyne, where they were spotted later in the central station.

A 34-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were detained at a property in Birmingham,Northumbria Police said.

Police on Thursday confirmed the arrests, which happened at 11pm the previous day.

The West Midlands and London are the focus of the police search for the boys.

Their Polish-Romany parents are not thought to be in the country and have no contact with their sons or the youngsters' four sisters.

Superintendent Alan Veitch, of Sunderland Area Command, said: "This is a fast-moving inquiry and we are liaising with forces around the country and making active inquiries in both Birmingham and London."

Northumbria Police said the boys had not gone missing before.

Although the boys are from Poland, they speak good English.