South East Wales

Nida Naseer: Inquest set after Newport teen's body found

Nida Naseer Image copyright Gwent Police
Image caption Nida was a sixth-form student at Coleg Gwent

An inquest is to open on Wednesday into the death of Newport teenager Nida Naseer, whose body was found three months after she went missing.

The Coleg Gwent student's body was found at Newport Wetlands on Thursday.

She went missing on 28 December from her home in the Pill area after putting out the bins, and was not wearing a coat or shoes.

A post-mortem examination has not yet concluded, so her death is being treated as unexplained by police.

Family members had said Nida, who was 18 when she went missing, was depressed and believed she had disappeared because the family's asylum-seeker status prevented her from attending university.

They had sought asylum after coming to the UK from Pakistan five years ago but their application was turned down a year ago. They have appealed.

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