TODAY is the 19th birthday of missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer, and four weeks after her disappearance her family are again appealing for her to re- turn home.

In an emotional plea released on YouTube, Naseer Tahir tells his daughter: "We want you in any cost, we want you in any condition.

"It's more than three weeks and we have still not found any clue about Nida. We are very worried about Nida and Nida's safety and we are appealing again and again. If anyone knows about Nida, tell us. We just want Nida to come back.

"We are all missing you Nida.

Your family loves you. Nida come back. Nida please come back."

Coleg Gwent student Nida disappeared from the family home on Linton Street in Pill after taking out the bins at around 8pm on December 28 without shoes, a coat or her anaemia medication.

Her mother Najma Tahir wiped away tears as Nida's sister Shamyla Naseer said: "We all love you, we can't live without you Nida.

"Don't worry about anything.

We are here for you. Police are here for you. We all need you, Nida.

"We're all worried about you.

Nida, if you are listening to me, please come back home."

Video appeals in both English and Urdu have been uploaded to YouTube:

Video appeal from Nida Naseer's mother Najma Tahir and sister Shamyla Naseer:

Video appeal from Nida Naseer's father, Naseer Tahir:

Former Duffryn High School pupil Nida is of Asian-Pakistani appearance and has long dark hair, is slim and is five feet three inches tall. She was last known to be wearing blue jeans and a black top.

The family, who are Ahmadiyya Muslim asylum-seekers from Pakistan, spoke of a heated discussion with Miss Naseer on the day she disappeared when she became upset that her asylum status prevented her from going on to university, something she wanted to do.

Described bv her sister Shamyla as "a very religious, shy and quiet person", Nida is studying for a business diploma at Coleg Gwent's City of Newport campus after previously completing her A-levels, and hopes to become a finance or marketing manager.

Gwent Police officers are continuing to work on the investigation.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call 101.