A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been missing from his home in Motherwell since Sunday.

Callum Murphy was last seen by his mother at their home in Muirhouse when he went to his bedroom at 11.45am.

When she checked again at 3pm, he had gone.

Callum is described as white, 5 ft 6 in height, of slim build, has short brown hair, is clean shaven and has a fresh complexion. He was last seen wearing a black hooded top, black jeans ripped at the knees, black and white trainers and large black headphones. It is believed he may be carrying a large grey backpack.

Inspector Hugh Burns said: "Callum is only 14 years old and we understand has been dealing with some personal issues at the moment.

"He is usually in contact with his mum or at least lets her know where he is off to, but on this occasion he left without telling her or anyone where he was going.

"He is known to frequent the 'Four Corners' area in Glasgow City Centre and has met up with others there on occasion.

"We have been liaising with colleagues in the city centre and with BTP as well as checking CCTV and searching the Motherwell area but so far there has been no further sightings of him."

He said Callum had not been in contact with friends.

He added: "He is only 14 and therefore too young to be away and out of contact for this length of time.

"We are also asking taxi drivers and bus drivers to keep an eye out for him as well.

"I'd also say to Callum to go or call home or police. Your family are very worried about you and want you back. You are not in any trouble, we all just want you to come home safe and well."