Nida Ul-Naseer
Nida Ul-Naseer went missing after realising she could not go to university because she is an asylum seekerGwent Police

A body found on a wetland in South Wales has been confirmed by Gwent Police as missing teenager Nida Ul-Naseer.

The 19-year-old disappeared on the evening of 28 December while taking the rubbish out near her Newport home.

Police were called on Thursday morning to the estuary side of the sea wall at the Gwent Wetlands site, West Nash Road, after a member of the public discovered the teen.

A spokesman for Gwent Police said: "Nida's family continue to be supported by specialist officers at this sad and difficult time.

"The death is still being treated as unexplained, pending the outcome of a post-mortem which is taking place today."

Nida's sister Shamyla, 23, told an earlier press conference that she thought the disappearance was related to her being upset that she could not get funding to go to university.

But relatives and police said her disappearance was "totally out of character."