POLICE have issued a nationwide appeal for anyone who may have travelled to Sri Lanka and has images from the recent terror attacks to come forward.

The Met Police originally issued the appeal yesterday (Tuesday, April 23) appealing for people who have returned to the UK from Sri Lanka to share any footage or images from the terrorist attacks on April 21.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which struck Christians worshipping in three churches and people at three luxury hotels.

The Easter Sunday bombings killed 359 people and injured more than 500.

The announcement came after the death toll rose to 359 on Wednesday, with more than 500 people wounded.

Officers have already been deployed to ports across the UK, where they are speaking to anyone returning from Sri Lanka to establish if they have information that may help.

Acting commander Alexis Boon, of the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, said: “We are specifically looking for images and footage taken at the scenes of the incidents in Sri Lanka, immediately prior to, during, or after the attacks on 21 April.

“The material will be looked at by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, to assess it for use in any subsequent coronial process. I would urge anyone with material that could help us, to upload it via the website which is now live.

"If anyone witnessed, or was injured during the attacks, or has other information that could assist, they should call police in confidence on 0800 789 321.”

"My thoughts are with the hundreds of people killed and injured in the attacks, and their families.

"This is a deeply saddening time and we are working with the Foreign Office to support the families of British nationals involved.”

Anyone with footage and pictures can upload them via http://www.ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk.

For more information on advice and support available please see www.gov.uk/government/publications/helplines-and-support-victims-of-terrorist-attacks/helplines-and-support-victims-of-terrorist-attacks.