Concerns are growing over the whereabouts of a teenage boy missing from Coatbridge. 

An urgent appeal has been launched to try trace Shaun Armstrong, 15, who was last seen outside the Big Tree pub on Whifflet Street at around 1pm on Sunday, October 6.

He is described as white, 6ft in height, slim build, with very short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a dark grey wooly hat, black Puma zipper top, light blue jeans and grey walking boots.

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Sgt Angus Irvine, Coatbridge Police Station, said: "Shaun has not been in touch with family or friends since going missing and they are now concerned.

"We know he has been seen in the Coatbridge area on Sunday but hasn't been seen since.

"Officers have been speaking to family and friends but so far, no one has heard from or seen him.

"We would ask Shaun to contact his family or Police to let us know he is safe and anybody who has any information or sightings of Shaun, contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1796 of October 5".