Police have launched an urgent appeal to trace a teenager missing from Coatbridge for a week.

Shaun Armstrong was last seen in the town's Cecil Street at around 12:20pm on Friday, October 25.

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Officers say they are now concerned for the welfare of the 15-year-old given the amount of time that has passed since he contacted family members.

They are now appealing to the public to help trace him.

Shaun is described as being around six feet tall with a slim build and has shaved brown hair.

When last seen he was wearing a black beanie hat, blue jacket, black t-shirt, black jogging trousers and black trainers.

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Shaun is known to frequent Wishaw and Carluke and has links to Glasgow, Arbroath and Montrose.

If you have any information that may assist with tracing Shaun please contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 1706 of October 25, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.