14/08/2014 16:57 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Family's Emotional TV Appeal For Teenager Missing For 10 Days After Taking Rubbish Out


As police continue to search for a teenager who went missing after taking the rubbish out, her family have made an emotional TV appeal pleading for her to return home.

Nida Ul-Naseer, 18, from Newport in south Wales, has not been seen since she stepped outside her home on December 28.

NEWPORT, WALES - January 02: A major police search is under way to find missing teenager Nida Ul-Naseer who vanished from her home on Linton Street after taking out the rubbish on December 28. Picture shows a message on the front door to the family home on January 02, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Alamy Live News)

A major police search operation has been launched to find the teenager, who suffers from a medical condition and needs medication without which she is likely to become anaemic.

Her father Naseer Tahir, sister Naila Anwar and a brother appeared together in an interview on ITV's Daybreak programme and said they felt that early reports of a family argument involving Nida had been taken out of context.

They showed a printed sign pinned to their front door which read: "Nida please come home. Don't worry. We are all missing you."

Her father said: "We have some issues, but only in the family. The family are good. We want to see Nida here."

Nida's sister Naila Anwar described Nida as someone who is 'very close to us. She would always share everything with us'.

She said of her sister: "She can't live without a phone. She just always talks to me on the phone."

She said there was no indication that her sister had in any way prepared to leave before her disappearance.

She said:
"Everything is at home. She's not even taken her coat."

Nida suffers from a medical condition and needs medication, without which she is likely to become anaemic.

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: "The search for Nida remains a priority for the force and a team of about 40 officers are continuing to work on the investigation into her disappearance."

Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call police on 101 and quote log number 448 28/12/13.

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