Huddersfield’s MP Barry Sheerman has vowed to investigate the death of 19-year-old Jane Khalaf in Cologne, Germany.

The Shelley teeanger died days after what her family believe was a suspected drugs spiking of her drink.

Jane collapsed at hospital after a night out on November 12.

Her condition deteriorated and she was transferred to the Kliniken der Stadt Koln where she was put on a life-support machine before doctors decided to turn off the machine eight days later, on November 20.

Mr Sheerman said that he will question the Federal German Embassy about the circumstances surrounding her death following her collapse after a night out to celebrate the city’s carnival.

 

Jane’s parents, Rojin and Khalil, who travelled to stage a bedside vigil after finding out she had been taken ill, said that they felt medical staff and the police had been ‘negligent’ towards their daughter by failing to sufficiently observe her condition and by not pursuing her case as a suspicious incident.

Mr Sheerman also paid tribute to Jane, who interned with him when she was at sixth form at Shelley College.

He said: “I’m absolutely devastated. This was the most beautiful, intelligent, lovely girl you could wish to meet.

“She was due to come back to intern with us again and I bumped into her in the summer when I was going to Farnley Estates for a meeting, which she asked to join me on.

“It was such a long meeting about countryside management but she was still so full of life.

“Her family worked so hard and set up one of the most successful restaurants in West Yorkshire and just glowed with love.

“I’m going to get on to the ambassador and find out what happened in Cologne; she was such a sensible girl.

“If she was hanging around for hours in hospital I want to know why.”

Read Jane's parents' tribute to their daughter and their horror at what has happened.