SEARCH parties have been launched in a bid to find Kai Rae, who has been missing since Monday. 

The 16-year old was last seen on Monday morning at around 8.50am in Castle Chimmins Road in Cambuslang. 

His family are increasingly worried for the young boy's safety and the community has rallied to help them hunt him down.

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A search party will meet at the Halfway and District Bowling Club in Mill Road this evening at 5.30pm to scour the area for any trace of the missing teen. 

Other searches have been organised for other times during the day.

A Facebook group has been set up to coordinate efforts to find Kai and has already seen over 1000 members join. 

Police described him as being of a slim build, around five feet and six inches tall, with short brown hair.

Meanwhile, former Rangers star Paul Gascoigne added his voice to calls for Kai to come home. 

In a video posted to Twitter, the Geordie striker said: "Hi Kai, it's Gazza here. 

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"Do us a favour, please get home. People are missing you."

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In a statement earlier this week, Lanarkshire Police said: "Kai was last seen about 8.50am on Monday November, 23, 2020 at Castle Chimmins Rd, Cambuslang, Glasgow.

"If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Kai please contact Police via 101 and quote incident number 20201123-1144."