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Backpacker Amelia Bambridge Is Missing In Cambodia After Beach Party

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British backpacker, Amelia Bambridge from Worthing, West Sussex has gone missing in Cambodia after attending a beach party.

The family of the 21-year-old woman are traveling there to assist in the search for her.

Britain’s PA news agency reported that her mother was contacted by the manager of the Nest Beach Club hostel after she failed to check out. Her handbag containing her phone, wallet and bank cards was found on a nearby beach.

Family Handout Amelia Bambridge with her sister and mom
Amelia Bambridge with her mother Linda Bambridge and her sister Georgie (Family Handout)

Amelia has been missing since the 23rd of October 2019. She was last seen at Police Beach, Koh Rong where she attended a party until around 3:30 am. 

Her passport was still at the hostel where she was due to checkout on Saturday at noon. 

Friends reported Amelia’s “out-of-character” disappearance after her belongings were found on a beach.

"Alarm bells started when she couldn't be found after the party. She always sticks with the group. She never wanders off on her own"

Ryan Harris - Friend of Amelia Bambridge
Amelia Bambridge and friend Ryan Harris (Family Handout)
Amelia Bambridge has gone missing on the small Cambodian island of Koh Rong (Family Handout)

“People are diving. People are checking the jungles and the beaches,” Harris said.

“Police sent three search teams out, so they’re helping as well. It’s a whole island thing now. Everyone’s looking.”

Mr Harris told BBC that Koh Rong was “quite a small island” which someone could walk around in two or three hours.

“You might lose your friend after a night out but you’ll see them in 20 minutes or you might see them the next morning,” he said.

Koh Rong Island
Searches have covered areas of water, beach and jungle on Koh Rong

The backpacker’s brother Harry Bambridge also appealed for help in finding his sister. 

"For all the religious people can you please do me a big favour and pray for my sister Amelia Bambridge, I'm about to board a plane from LA as she's been missing on her travels in Cambodia for over 48 hours now,"

Amelia's brother Harry Bambridge - Facebook

The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity that highlights the plight of missing or jailed British travelers abroad appealed for information about Amelia on Facebook.

The charity is asking for anyone with information about her whereabouts to call +44800 098 8485, or to email [email protected]

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