TWO missing boys on the New South Wales North Coast have apparently been deliberately avoiding police.
Police still hold grave concerns for Jayden and Joseph Brady, aged 14 and 11, with today marking the fifth day since their disappearance.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command on Wednesday afternoon conducted a major search of dense bushland at Tallow Beach at Byron Bay for the pair.
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Officers found a makeshift campsite where they believe the brothers have been staying with their father.
At least one of the brothers was seen to run from police into the bushland.
Police say, due to conditions, they will no longer be conducting searches in the are but will follow a number of other pieces of information in a bid to track them down.
The two boys were last seen at a home in Tweed Heads around 3am on Sunday.
Police also allege their father breached a court order preventing him having access to his sons.
38-year-old Daniel Brady was arrested over the breach but allegedly refused to tell police where his sons were.