MEP Anthea McIntyre has vowed to do all she can to get answers to the mystery surrounding football fan Robert Spray's death while in the custody of Bulgarian police.

Miss McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has joined with Mr Spray's Cannock Chase constituency MP Amanda Milling to pursue the case. She will use international contacts to call for an independent inquiry and full disclosure of events surrounding the death

Mr Spray was in Sofia to watch England play Bulgaria when he died in a police car.  The police had removed him from a hospital where he was taken after being found in a helpless condition. 

Miss McIntyre said: "There will now be an autopsy and toxicology tests here in the UK on the body to see what they tell us about events on the night he died.

"A truly independent inquiry is needed to get right to the truth of what happened - not only before Rob went to hospital but after he was taken out of the hospital's care in a police vehicle.

"I will be informing Bulgarian colleagues in the European Parliament about the family's concerns and seeking their help in pursuing the truth behind  this tragic case at all costs."