Breaking: Body of missing British tourist found

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The body of 21-year-old British tourist Amelia Bambridge has been found at sea. Agence Kampuchea Presse

The body of missing British tourist Amelia Bambridge was found in the sea some 91km (57 miles) from Kong Rong on Thursday, a week following her disappearance after leaving a beach party on the popular holiday island.

Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha told The Phnom Penh Post that while the body was decomposed, distinctive tattoos led to the conclusion that it was that of the 21-year-old Bambridge.

“So far we do not know the cause of death. It is too early to conclude whether she died from drowning or another reason,” Sokha said.

He said local fishermen had supplied the information as to the location of the body.

The body had been returned to Koh Rong and was being taken to Sihanoukville, he added.

Bambridge was last seen leaving a party on the island’s Police Beach at around 3am last Thursday morning.