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Newport Teenager Vanishes Outside Her Home
A major police search is under way for a young woman who vanished after taking rubbish out.
Police and the family of Nida Ul-Naseer, 18, from Newport, South Wales, are increasingly concerned for her welfare.
The teenager has not been seen since 8pm on Saturday, December 28.
Police sniffer dogs and up to 40 police officers, some on horseback, have been searching open areas in teeming rain around her home in Linton Street.
Extra officers were drafted in after they became available when bad weather caused the cancellation of the Newport County vs Oxford City football match.
The teenager, whose disappearance is said to be out of character, is also in need of medication without which she is likely to become anaemic.
Chief Inspector Daniel Taylor, leading the Gwent Police search operation, said both police and her family are increasingly concerned for her welfare.
"She has gone missing from her home address, that is particularly the reason for the concern. There is no motive for it," he said.
"As far as we understand it she went out to the bins at the premises. That was the last time she was seen."
He said that forensic teams had examined the area and extensive searches have been carried out in the neighbourhood. "There is no forensic evidence that she has been taken."
Chief Insp Taylor also appealed to anyone who may know Nida to come forward with any information they may have about her social circle.
"There must be other people out there who know Nida who are not necessarily known to the family," he said.
Police say Nida is of Asian-Pakistani appearance and has long dark hair, is slim and is five feet three inches tall. She was last known to be wearing blue jeans and a black top.
Local officers will be in the area distributing leaflets and conducting house-to-house enquiries.
Anyone who can help police is asked to call 101 and quote log number 448 28/12/13.
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