GWENT Police have stopped all physical searches for missing teenager Nida Naseer but are continuing to work with and provide support for her family, more than two months after her disappearance.

The 19-year-old has not been seen since Saturday, December 28 last year, when she went missing from outside her family home on Linton Street, Pill, Newport, after putting the bins out.

Extensive searches have been made in a number of areas in the city, but despite a high profile appeal for information, police are no closer to finding the Coleg Gwent student.

“The initial searches involved specialist officers searching a number of locations in the Pill area of Newport," said a Gwent Police spokesman.

"The investigation has also involved house-to-house enquiries and ongoing reviews of CCTV from in and around the area.

"We are continuing to work closely with Nida's family, and we are providing support to them at this very difficult time."

As well as house-to-house inquiries, there have been leaflet drops, CCTV searches, liaisons with partner agencies and the community, and local searches, while video appeals in English and Urdu have been uploaded to YouTube.

Miss Naseer 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.