THE horrified family of missing Brit backpacker Amelia Bambridge, who was found dead in Cambodia after a five-day search, say pictures of the 21-year-old’s corpse have surfaced on Instagram.
Her bereft brother, Harry posted to Instagram begging followers to report the accounts who had shared the images on social media.
Shockingly, Facebook – which owns Instagram – initially said the sick images did NOT breach their rules and refused to remove them.
After pressure from Amelia’s family, the social media site removed the most intrusive post.
They say that other images could still exist online as locals posted pictures appearing to show Amelia’s floating body.
One particularly shocking post showed a distinctive highland cow tattoo Amelia had on her arm, and was shared by a bizarre US account famed for uploading gory pictures of dead bodies, foetuses and all manner of blood and guts.
Devastated Harry Bambridge shared a snapshot of the ghoul’s Instagram account to his own page, writing: “Get this shared and get this f*****g insensitive women to stop posting pictures of my dead sister.”
Her sister, Georgie also urged people to help get the account shut down.
A friend also claims Amelia’s 11-year-old nephew had seen the graphic images.
Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson MP said: “This is completely disgraceful from Instagram.
“Amelia’s family should have their privacy and wishes respected. Instagram’s standards are clearly morally redundant if they don’t rule these posts in breach of guidelines.”
A spokesperson for Facebook said: “We’re saddened by the news about Amelia Bambridge and our thoughts go out to her family and friends.
“We have clear rules against posting graphic content, when we are made aware of this content we remove it.
“People often use Facebook and Instagram to share stories in the news and this can result in content appearing that some may find upsetting.”
The picture of Amelia’s tattoo which appeared on the gory Instagram account was captioned: “Forensic Friday!
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“Tattoo identification was super helpful this week in an investigation involving a young woman.
“Her family provided multiple photos, including the top photo of her tattoo of a Highland cow.
“Searchers were able to identify her body based on the clothes she was wearing when last seen, along with her tattoos.”
It is reported that the post was “liked” 11,000 times before it was removed after pressure from The Sunday Mirror.