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Body found in hunt for missing Nida

Police searching for a missing teenager have found a body.

Nida Naseer, 19, disappeared nearly three months ago after going to put the bins out at her home near Newport in South Wales.

Gwent Police confirmed they were called to the Newport Wetlands site, in West Nash Road, today.

A force spokeswoman said: "We were called to the Gwent Wetlands site on West Nash Road at 10am this morning where a body was discovered. It has yet to be identified.

"The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

"Nida's family has been informed that a body has been discovered and we continue to give them support."

The teenager was last seen at her home in Linton Street, Pill, Newport, at 8pm on December 28.

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

Her older sister, Shamyla, 23, told a press conference earlier this year that she believed Nida's disappearance was due to her being upset about being unable to attend university.

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

Relatives and police described her vanishing as "totally out of character" - especially as she needs medication which stops her from becoming anaemic.

Earlier this month, police said they had decided to stop ground searches for the teenager.

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