Last month Jane Khalaf, 19, collapsed at Cologne’s St Marien Hospital after telling friends she thought her drink had been spiked.
She was a first year politics student at Northumbria University, who, the Huddersfield Examiner reported, had "been on an exchange in the city after being handpicked by the university". That night she was out celebrating the city's carnival.
According to the paper:
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. Tests taken there revealed levels of amphetamine and ecstasy in her blood.
According to her parents, her treatment by German police and hospital staff was "appalling".
Her mother, Rojin, told the paper:
No one rang to tell us that she had been taken ill in hospital despite the fact she had her driving licence on her as ID: we found out through Facebook. ...
Some said she was in a waiting room when she collapsed – and it turned out that no blood tests had been taken despite her telling them she believed her drink had been spiked or that any action was taken when they found she had high blood pressure.
Then after she died we went to the police to see if they were investigating and we were treated appallingly. They were rude and unhelpful and didn't seem interested in properly investigating what had happened. They have not even interviewed anyone she was with on the night.