The backpacker’s family who was found dead in Cambodia this week has urged people not to share images of her body on social media.

About 62 miles from where she went missing, Amelia Bambridge’s body was discovered in waters near the Thai border.

A few hours later, pictures of the 21-year-old’s arm, covered in sand, appeared on Instagram and Facebook.

Harry Bambridge, Amelia’s brother has said: “disgusted” that the images have been circulating – and said they had been seen by their 11-year-old nephew.

Facebook, which owns Instagram, said it has “clear rules against posting graphic content”.

The social network like Instagram and Facebook is understood to have started to remove the offending images after being alerted to them, but users have continued to post the picture.

“We’re saddened by the news about Amelia Bambridge and our thoughts go out to her family and friends,” A Facebook spokesman said.