A petition created to seek justice for Shelley student, Jane Khalaf, has gone global in less than 24 hours.
News of the campaign has so far reached USA, Australia, and the Far East since it was set up on Wednesday by one of her friends.
Twenty-year-old Lottie Smith is behind the petition, which she created in response to concerns over the German authorities’ handling of popular Parkwood Close resident Jane’s tragic sudden death in Cologne.
Over 1,400 people have already expressed their support for it on the Change.org website, in which Lottie has said that she wants more action to be taken by both the police and hospital staff to find out what happened to Jane and to investigate her treatment.
Lottie, who lives in Stocks Way in Shepley, hopes that 10,000 people will pledge their support to her campaign, which she wants to take to prime minister David Cameron.
Lottie, said: “We need as many signatures as possible so we can press for further action and take it to David Cameron.
“I think a petition is the only way to get answers from the German authorities.
“I urge everyone to please sign the petition and get the justice Jane deserves.”
You can find the petition here.
Initial blood tests taken found that amphetamines were present in her system, which Jane’s friends and family believe is proof that she had been spiked.
Lottie, said: “I have been friends with Jane throughout Shelley College and just like all of her other friends we know that this discovery of amphetamines is something very out of character.
“Jane was very anti-drugs and wouldn’t ever think to take them.
“Someone is responsible for taking the life of our beautiful friend and we want justice.
“Not only is her death a massive loss to her family and friends, it is also a massive loss to the community who she used to help and work hard for.”
But the Prosecution Office of Cologne, who is involved with investigations into Jane’s death, said that the police force was doing all it could.
Prosecutor, Ulrich Bremer, who has requested more blood tests to be carried out, said: “We are trying to find out what is the reason for her death.
“We have interviewed friends and witnesses and have been told by the hospital that she took the drugs herself, so we do not yet have reason to suspect that there was third party involvement.
“It could be in between two weeks to one month before we get the results of her blood results and then maybe we will change our line of enquiry if we find enough evidence to suggest that she had been spiked.”
He also responded to the family’s claims that they were not treated well by police officers.
“From talking to police who met with her parents, I believe they were friendly and did all they could to assist them.”
Jane’s funeral time has been moved from 2.30pm to 1pm next Monday at the Markazi Jamia Masjid Riza mosque in Halifax Old Road, Birkby.