Family of Amelia Bambridge horrified after pictures of her dead body are shared onine

The family of Amelia Bambridge has urged people not to share distressing images of her body, which have been circulating on social media.

Amelia's body was discovered in waters near the Thai border - around 60 miles from where she went missing.

Hours later, pictures of the 21-year-old's arm, covered in sand, appeared online.

Harry Bambridge, Amelia's brother, has said he is "disgusted" that the images have been posted - and revealed they had been seen by their 11-year-old nephew.

Facebook has stressed it has "clear rules against posting graphic content" on its platform.It is understood that the social media giant took action to remove offending images after being alerted to them.

A Facebook spokesman 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."

In Facebook's community standards for violence and graphic content, the platform said it bans content which includes images of dying, wounded or dead people who are dismembered, burned or the victims of cannibalism.

The policy said: "We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation.

"We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues."

It is understood Facebook will remove photographs of dead people if asked by a family member or authorised person.

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