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Amelia Bambridge’s family find pictures of her dead body on Facebook and Instagram

Picture of vigil for dead British backpacker Amelia Bambridge and a photo of the 21-year-old from Worthing
Family members had been distressed to find out pictures of dead backpacker Amelia Bambridge had been being circulated on-line (Picture: Eddie Mitchell/PA)

The family of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge had been distraught after and refused to take down photographs of her dead body.

The 21-year-old traveller went lacking after going to a seaside occasion within the Cambodian island of Koh Rong.

After 10 days, her corpse was discovered by fishermen round 60 miles north-west from the place the search and rescue mission was launched.

Just hours later, locals began circulating pictures of her body on together with one displaying her floating within the water.

A pal of the deceased mentioned Amelia’s sister Sharon came upon what had occurred after family members noticed a Facebook submit.

FILE PHOTO: British tourist Amelia Bambridge holds a mug of beer in Prague, Czech Republic in July 2019, in this image obtained via social media. Amelia Bambridge/Georgie Bambridge via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RC183ADB78B0/File Photo
Images of her body started circulating on social media earlier than some family members knew she had died (Picture: Reuters)

Hannah Cook, 21 instructed the Sunday Mirror: ‘That’s the final picture she has of her sister. To have the world figuring out earlier than any of us knew or not was the toughest factor.’

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‘This has broken me, Amelia was my best friend. She was a very caring person, she would go out of her way to do anything for me and anyone she cared about.’

She mentioned Georgie, 19, is the one one within the speedy family who has not seen the pictures.

After being put below strain, Facebook eliminated one of probably the most invasive pictures final evening, however others nonetheless remained on the location.

One picture was shared on Instagram by a US primarily based pathologist Nicole Angemi, who shares graphic posts of illness ridden organs, gory wounds and corpses for her 1.9 million followers.

In a caption, she wrote: ‘Forensic Friday! Tattoo identification was super helpful this week in an investigation involving a young woman.’

In this undated image released by the Lucie Blackman Trust, Amelia Bambridge, 21 years old, poses for a photo. Cambodia's Maj. Gen. Chuon Narin, police chief of coastal Preah Sihanouk province, said a search is taking place for Bambridge after not being seen since last Wednesday night when she attended a beach party on Koh Rong island in southwestern Cambodia attended by tourists of various nationalities. (Lucie Blackman Trust/Family via AP)
Authorities in spent 10 days trying to find her earlier than she was discovered at sea (Picture: AP)
Undated family handout photo issued by the Lucie Blackman Trust (LBT) of missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge, 21, from Worthing, West Sussex, who was last seen on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong late on Wednesday night. PA Photo. Issue date: Monday October 28, 2019. Staff at Police Beach, a private venue that stages regular events, found Ms Bambridge???s purple rucksack, containing her purse, phone and bank cards, the following morning. See PA story MISSING Cambodia. Photo credit should read: Family Handout/LBT/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Facebook have since made efforts to take pictures down after dealing with complaints (Picture: PA)

Amelia’s brother reported Mrs Angemi’s submit and instructed his followers: ‘Get this shared and get this f*****g insensitive woman to stop posting pictures of my dead sister.’

Harry, from Worthing, West Sussex, pleaded with Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, to take away an image displaying Amelia’s distinctive Highland cow tattoo, however the agency insisted it didn’t breach their guidelines.

Mrs Angemi finally took her submit down however had already been ‘liked’ by tens of hundreds of individuals.

The mom from New Jersey additionally has one other web site displaying ‘content too extreme for social media’.

Deputy Labour chief mentioned the dearth of motion was ‘completely disgraceful’ as he referred to as for a tech regulator to carry tech corporations to account.

Pics taken tonight - story written for tomorrow THE family of Amelia Bambridge is holding a vigil for the missing backpacker. It will be held at St Michael???s Catholic Church in Hayling Rise, Worthing, on Wednesday evening at 8.30pm Amelia???s sister, Sharon Schultes, has invited everyone to join the family in praying for the former Bhasvic student, who is missing in Cambodia. Sharon, along with younger sister Georgie, want to thank the community for rallying around the family after Amelia disappeared from a beach party in Koh Rong last Wednesday. Six Cambodians, some of whom work in bars on the island, have been taken to police headquarters in a neighbouring province for questioning, police said. Sharon said: ???We???re feeling overwhelmed by the support we have received - it has been amazing. ???Tomorrow is the vigil for Amelia, spread the word, everyone is welcome to come and light a candle.??? Efforts are taking place across Worthing and beyond to raise money for the family. Collection boxes have been placed in the Tesco in Chapel Road and Anytime Fitness in Newland Road. Amy Francis, from Moss Tattoos in Brighton Road, will be tattooing cows and cats - like Amelia has - on to fundraisers at a fundraiser on Friday at Thirteen Tattoo Co, also in Brighton Road. And an ???Urgent appeal to find Amelia???, organised by Sharon, has raised more than ??13,000 from 727 people in four days. All the money raised will go to paying for family flights to and from the country. Amelia???s younger sister, Georgie, said: ???My university (Liverpool university) is having a collection. ???We will be lighting candles at a service dedicated to her, which will have all the songs that she likes.??? Some family members have flown out to help search for her, including her mum Linda, dad Phil, and brother Harry. The AFP news agency has reported that as many as 200 army, navy and police personnel have scoured the island in the south of the country to find Amelia. The
The family of Amelia Bambridge held a vigil for the lacking backpacker on Wednesday (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)
A police dog team leaves to continue the search for missing British tourist Amelia Bambridge on Koh Rong island in Sihanoukville province on October 31, 2019. - The family of the 21-year-old British tourist who went missing on a Cambodian island a week ago continued a meticulous search around the waters and dense jungle territory. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP) (Photo by TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP via Getty Images)
Authorities scoured the Cambodian island of Koh Rong after Amelia went lacking (Picture: AFP/Getty)
A Cambodian navy patrol boat leaves to search missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge on Koh Rong island in southwestern Cambodia, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Around 150 people are taking part in the search for Bambridge who has not been seen since last Wednesday night when she attended a beach party on the island joined by tourists of various nationalities. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
She was finally discovered 60 miles north-west from the place the search was launched (Picture: AP)

He added: ‘Instagram’s requirements are clearly morally redundant in the event that they don’t rule these posts in breach of pointers.’

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It is known the agency will take down any photographs of dead individuals if requested by family members or every other authorised person.

A spokesman for the corporate mentioned they’ve ‘clear rules against posting graphic content’ and took motion to take away the offending photographs once they had been alerted to them.

He added: ‘We’re saddened by the information about Amelia Bambridge and our ideas exit to her family and buddies.

‘People often use Facebook and Instagram to share stories in the news and this can result in content appearing that some may find upsetting.’

Facebook’s neighborhood requirements for violence and graphic content material says it bans content material together with photographs of dying, wounded or dead people who find themselves dismembered, burned or victims of cannibalism.

This photo taken on October 30, 2019 shows Harry Bambridge, brother of missing British woman Amelia Bambridge, speaking to journalists in Koh Rong island in Sihanoukville province. - The family of a 21-year-old British tourist who went missing on a Cambodian island a week ago boarded boats with authorities October 30 to continue a meticulous search around the waters and dense jungle territory. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP) (Photo by TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP via Getty Images)
Amelia’s brother Harry referred to as social media influencer Nicole Angemi a ‘f*****g insensitive woman’ for sharing a photograph of his sister (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
Undated family handout photo issued by the Lucie Blackman Trust (LBT) of missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge, 21, from Worthing, West Sussex, who was last seen on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong late on Wednesday night. PA Photo. Issue date: Monday October 28, 2019. Staff at Police Beach, a private venue that stages regular events, found Ms Bambridge???s purple rucksack, containing her purse, phone and bank cards, the following morning. See PA story MISSING Cambodia. Photo credit should read: Family Handout/LBT/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
She was final seen on her approach to a celebration earlier than her disappearance (Picture: PA)

An outline of the coverage says: ‘We removed content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation.’

But Facebook does permit graphic content material, with some limitations, to boost consciousness about sure points.

In September a CCTV firm director and her worker had been jailed for leaking mortuary pictures of 28-year-old footballer Emiliano Sala.

Sherry Bray, 49,and Christopher Ashford, 62, from Wiltshire, had been jailed for 14 and 5 months, respectively, for circulating pictures of the Cardiff City participant, who was discovered within the wreckage of a airplane within the English Channel earlier this yr.

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