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Missing teen 'angered' at scuppered University plans

A teenager who disappeared outside her home in Newport, Wales, after taking out the rubbish was "angered" that her status as an asylum seeker meant she could not attend University, police said. Nida Ul-Naseer, 18, of Newport, disappeared in December.

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Growing concern for missing Nida

Nida has not been seen since she stepped outside to go to the bins at her home in Linton Street at 8pm on Saturday 28th December Credit: Gwent Police/PA Wire

Police sniffer dogs and up to 40 police officers, some on horseback, are today searching open areas around the home of a missing teenager in teeming rain.

Chief Inspector Daniel Taylor, who is leading the Gwent Police search operation, said both police and 18-year-old Nida Ul-Naseer family are increasingly concerned for her welfare.

He said that forensic teams had examined the area and extensive searches have been carried out in the neighbourhood.

He added: "There is no forensic evidence that she has been taken."

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