31 October 2019 14:35
Police believe they have found the body of missing backpacker Amelia Bambridge Police hunting for missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge have found a body floating in the sea. Cambodian police said it was found 30 miles from where she vanished and they believe it is the missing 21-year-old. Chuon Narin, police chief of Preah Sihanouk province said after the discovery today: 'We found the body of the missing British woman.' Police believe they have found the body of Amelia Bambridge (Picture: PA) Rescue teams had spent most of the last week looking for Amelia (Picture: Koh Rong police) British backpacker Amelia Bambridge, 21, from Worthing, West Sussex, was last seen on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong late on Wednesday night (Picture: PA) Amelia was last seen on the island of Koh Rong late on October 23. She was reported missing after she failed to check out of her hotel the following day and staff later found her purple rucksack, with her purse, phone and bank cards. Advertisement Police have spent the last week searching a jungle track and the waters around the area.
This morning, a body was found near another island, Koh Chhlam, close to Cambodia's maritime border with Thailand. Cambodian police and soldiers search for missing British woman Amelia Bambridge in Koh Rong island in Sihanoukville province (Picture: AFP) Amelia's body was found 30 miles from where she was last seen Police did not speculate on what happened to Amelia but earlier this week Mr Narin said she may have drowned. Six men arrested were questioned by officers but were found not to be involved and released. Amelia's family, from Worthing, West Sussex, flew out to Cambodia at the weekend to join in the search. They expressed fears she may have been 'taken' and appealed to the backpacker community to help find out what happened.
Ms Bambridge, from Worthing, West Sussex, was last seen by friends at around 3am last Thursday morning at a beach party on the island of Koh Rong. Police, scuba divers, government officials and volunteers joined the search, and on Sunday were also using a drone to scour the dense jungle and coastline. After her family flew out to join the search on the weekend, it ended in tragedy for them on Thursday morning when local police announced they had found a body. (CNN) The body of a 21-year-old British backpacker who went missing after a beach party on a Cambodian island has been found, according to police and the charity assisting her family. Amelia Bambridge was last seen on Police Beach on Koh Rong island in the early hours of October 24. On Thursday, the Lucy Blackman Trust confirmed to CNN that a body found by police in the ocean close to Thai waters was hers. The group had been in contact with Bambridge's family, its chief executive Matthew Searle said. Provincial Police Chief Chuon Narin also confirmed to CNN that the body recovered belonged to Bambridge. Police launched a large-scale search after Bambridge, from Worthing, West Sussex, failed to check out of the hostel she had been staying at. Read More