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Police confirm body found is missing Nida Naseer

Police have confirmed that a body found at the Newport Wetlands IS that of the missing teenager Nida Naseer.

It's three months to the day since the youngster vanished **without her phone, her shoes or her wallet. She disappeared after taking the bins out at her home in the Pill area of Newport on 28th December.

Gwent Police say they're treating her death as unexplained.

Megan Boot was at the Newport Wetlands earlier this evening.

Body is that of missing Newport teenager say police

Nida Naseer had been missing from her home in Newport since December. Credit: Family Photo

Gwent Police have confirmed that the body discovered at the Newport Wetlands site yesterday is that of missing teenager Nida Naseer.

An initial post mortem has yet to be concluded and at this time her death remains unexplained.

Superintendent Mark Warrender, Local Policing Commander for Newport said, "This is an extremely tragic case and our sincere condolences remain with the family. Since Nida went missing we have remained hopeful that she would be found safe and well and reunited with her family.

“Yesterday’s discovery was a very sad development for me and the investigative team who have remained committed to finding Nida since the night she was reported missing by her family.

"We continue to support them at this dreadful time, and on their behalf can I please ask that they now be left alone to grieve."

Nida went missing from her Newport home on Saturday December 28th last year and her body was discovered at approximately 10am yesterday on the estuary side of the sea wall at the Wetlands site, West Nash Road.


Evidence due to be heard as Aamir Siddiqi's killers appeal sentence

Jason Richards (left) and Ben Hope (right) are appealing their sentences. Credit: ITV News

The Court of Appeal is due to hear evidence today as the two men convicted of killing Cardiff schoolboy Aamir Siddiqi are appealing the sentence.

The 17-year-old A-Level student was killed on his doorstep by the two hitmen in a case of mistaken identity in 2010.

Jason Richards and Ben hope were jailed for a minimum of 40 years last year. Jason Richards is also renewing an application to appeal against his conviction.

Welsh Government to 'foot the bill' for electrification

Chancellor George Osborne says the Welsh Government will have to foot the bill for electrifying the valley lines. On a visit to Port Talbot steelworks today he made it clear the UK Government will only fund the main Swansea to London line.

The Welsh Government has hit back claiming the Conservatives have sold Wales down the river. Owain Phillips reports.


Couple shows Osborne the ropes of how to play bingo

George Osborne joined the Nixons for a couple of games of bingo in Cardiff Credit: Wales News Service

A retired couple from Cardiff shared a few bingo tips with George Osborne during his Cardiff trip. The chancellor joined Shirley and Colin Nixon for a game at Castle Bingo earlier today, after he announced in last week's budget that duty on bingo would be reduced to 10 per cent.

Mrs Nixon, 81, said: "I never expected to give the chancellor a lesson in bingo. He asked what to do and I told him - and he was brilliant at it. But then you would expect him to be good with figures, wouldn't you?"

"I think he would have stayed all afternoon if he had the time," Mr Nixon, 74 said. "On the last game, he was only three numbers off from winning. He didn't ask us many questions because he was concentrating hard on what he was doing."

Osborne shares a joke with bingo players in Cardiff

Chancellor George Osborne took the time to indulge in a game of bingo during his south Wales visit.

Mr Osborne was at Castle Bingo in Cardiff, after meeting workers at Tata Steel in Port Talbot and seeing coins being minted at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.

George Osborne visited Castle Bingo in Cardiff Credit: Wales News Service
He took time to chat with players and learn more about the game Credit: Wales News Service
The chancellor was in south Wales following last week's budget Credit: Wales News Service
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