'NIDA, please come home. Don't worry. We are all missing you.'

The sign pinned to the front door of Nida Ul-Naseer's family home in the Pill area of Newport says it all really.

The 18-year-old vanished on Saturday evening after she went to puts the bins out.

Nida, who requires medication for anaemia, has not been seen since about 8pm. Her family are desperately worried about her and police say they have 'grave concerns' about her safety.

Police officers have been scouring areas of Newport as the search for Nida, who is slim and around 5ft 3ins tall, continues.

Yesterday they took the unusual step of translating missing posters into Urdu and distributing them among the Asian communities in Pill and Maindee.

Nida's disappearance has made national news headlines but there have been no reported sightings of the former Duffryn High School pupil.

Each day that goes past adds to the concerns about Nida's safety.

Let us hope the police search ends successfully, with Nida found safe and well and returned unharmed to her family.

If any of our readers think they may have seen the youngster, or have any information at all about her disappearance, we would urge them to contact the police immediately.

All you have to do is pick up the telephone and dial 101.