Inquest into Newport teenager's death to open

An inquest into the death of Newport teenager Nida Naseer will open and adjourn today. The 18-year-old's body was discovered at Newport Wetlands on Thursday - three months after she went missing from her home in Pill.

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Police believe body to be that of missing teen

Police say they believe a body discovered yesterday is that of the missing teenager. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police say they believe a body discovered on Thursday morning near the sea wall at the Wetlands site at West Nash Road is that of missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.

The death is still being treated as unexplained, pending the outcome of a post-mortem which is taking place today say the force and Nida’s family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

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Police 'continuing to work closely' with Nida's family

Police say they've stopped all physical searches for missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.

The initial searches involved specialist officers searching a number of locations in the Pill area of Newport.

The investigation has also involved house-to-house enquiries and ongoing reviews of CCTV from in and around the area.

We are continuing to work closely with Nida's family, and we are providing support to them at this very difficult time.

– Spokeswoman, Gwent Police

Search for missing Newport teenager Nida called off

The 19-year-old from the Pill area of Newport was last seen putting the bins out at her home Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police say they've stopped all physical searches for missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.

She has not been seen since she was reported missing two days after Christmas.

It's thought the 19-year-old left the house barefoot, without her wallet or mobile phone.

Since then her mobile phone has not been used, and no evidence of her being alive or dead has been discovered.

Despite several highly publicised appeals for information, Gwent Police said they have not had any new leads in the case.

While ground searches have stopped, Nida's file remains open, and a dozen dedicated detectives are working on the case.

Her older sister Shamyla, told a press conference earlier this year she believed Nida's disappearance had been caused because she was upset about not being able to go to university.

Despite getting good grades, Nida's status as a failed asylum seeker meant she would not receive any funding to study a degree. Her family could not afford to pay for her studies.

Relatives and police described her disappearance as 'totally out of character' - especially as the teen needs medication which stops her becoming anaemic.

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