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Nida Ul-Naseer Missing: Police Search Streams
Police investigating the disappearance of a teenager who has been missing for more than two weeks are searching streams near her sixth form college.
Nida Ul-Naseer has not been seen since December 28, when she left her home in Newport, South Wales, to take out the rubbish.
Concerns for her safety are growing because the 18-year-old student was not wearing shoes when she stepped outside her home in Linton Street. She also did not have her phone, money or coat when she vanished.
Gwent Police say they remain open-minded about what might have happened to Nida, and are continuing to describe their work as a missing person inquiry.
Four officers have been searching land near Coleg Gwent's campus in Nash Road and Lliswerry High School. Nida took a business studies course at Coleg Gwent.
They are also expected to comb the waterfront near Rodney Parade stadium and areas near the George Street Bridge.
The city's Transporter Bridge, Lysaght Institute and Pill Millennium Centre have already been searched.
Nida's family, who are originally from Pakistan, have made repeated pleas for her to come home. Her sister Shamyla described her younger sibling as a "very shy and quiet person" and "very lonely".
The 23-year-old said that she believed Nida's disappearance is connected to her studies.
On the night she disappeared Nida had been angry and upset that she could not go to university because her family are asylum seekers. Shamyla said she was "shouting and crying".
The Naseer family sought asylum after coming to Britain five years ago, but the application was turned down last year. They are appealing against the decision.
:: Police are urging anyone with any information to contact them via the 101 telephone number or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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