A senior police officer said he was concerned for the safety of three young boys from Sunderland who are missing after apparently catching a Metro train to Newcastle.
They left their home together and did not return.
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
Mild but moist air moving in from the southwest over the next few days. Rather cloudy, with the risk of rain