Missing Nida Naseer: Police search streams and bridge

Nida Naseer Nida Naseer was last seen taking out the rubbish at her home

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Police hunting for missing teenager Nida Naseer have been searching streams near her sixth-form college.

Four Gwent Police officers with sticks have been looking for the 18-year-old from Pill, Newport, on land near Coleg Gwent's Nash Road campus and Lliswerry High School.

Nida disappeared when she went to put out the bins on 28 December.

The force maintains the case remains a missing person's inquiry.

Officers are expected to search the waterfront near Rodney Parade stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Later, they will scour areas near the George Street bridge. They have already searched the Transporter Bridge, Lysaght Institute, and Pill Millennium centre in the city.

Nida disappeared from the family home in Linton Street on 28 December after taking out the bins at about 20:00 GMT.

Officers search for Nida Officers searched streams near Nida's sixth-form college in Newport

She was not wearing shoes and did not have her phone, money or coat - with her.

Her family has appealed for her to come home.

Her sister Shamyla Naseer, 23, described her as a "very religious, very shy and quiet person and very lovely".

The family sought asylum after coming to the UK from Pakistan five years ago. Their application was turned down a year ago and they are currently appealing.

Supt Mark Warrender of Gwent Police said the disappearance was a "mystery".

When Ms Naseer was last seen, she was wearing jeans and a black top.

She is of Asian-Pakistani appearance and has long dark hair, is slim and 5ft 3in (1.6m) tall.

Gwent Police are asking for anyone with information to contact 101.

Officers search for Nida Gwent Police said the case is still a missing person's inquiry

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