Body of 21-year-old UK backpacker found in Cambodia 1 year ago

Body of 21-year-old UK backpacker found in Cambodia

The body of a young British backpacker missing in Cambodia has been found.

21-year-old Amelia Bambridge from West Sussex disappeared after a beach party on the island of Koh Rong in the early hours of Wednesday 23 October.

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Her body was found in the sea around 30 miles off the coast of the island, local police have said.

It will be taken to the mainland to be reunited with her family.

The alarm was raised after Amelia failed to check out from her hostel the morning after the party.

Her backpack, containing her purse, phone and bank cards, was later found at Police Beach, a private party venue.

Her family travelled to Cambodia after she went missing while over 150 police officials, divers, navy personnel and local volunteers combed the shore and the nearby jungle in their search for her.

Six men who worked in the area were questioned about her disappearance but all were released without charge.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, which is assisting Amelia's family, has asked that their privacy be protected.

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"We are aware of the very tragic news from Cambodia. Amelia Bambridge's body has been found at sea.

"We are assisting her family. Please respect the family's privacy at this difficult time."