World News – GB – Simon Dobbin: Football fan dies five years after hooligan attack

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css-14iz86j-BoldText {font-weight: bold;} Football fan who suffered horrific injuries when attacked by opposition hooligans in 2015 has passed away

Simon Dobbin, 48, suffered brain damage in assault after match in Southend, Essex five years ago

The Cambridge United fan died in his sleep at his home in Mildenhall, Suffolk in the early hours of Wednesday, his wife Nicole said

Ms Dobbin said her husband’s death came as a shock as he had been « himself, laughing and smiling the day before »

It’s with a heavy heart that Cambridge United can confirm that we have received the terrible news that Simon Dobbin sadly passed away at his home this morning Sweet dreams Simon Forever a photo of U 💛 🖤Twittercom / mNB5wlaBJP

M Dobbin was unable to walk, speak or move independently when attacked after a game against Southend on March 21, 2015

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Detective Inspector Martin Pasmore, who investigated the attack, said the men were like a « pack of animals »

In a statement Detective Inspector Stephen Jennings of Essex Police said: « Our hearts are with Simon’s family and friends at this very difficult time

« We will review the original investigation to determine whether we need to take further action »

M’s family Dobbin campaigned for the introduction of ‘Simon’s Law’, to force life payments to the NHS from those convicted of violent disorder

In February, Ms Dobbin said Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told her the idea was unrealistic, but that he was considering charging violent offenders for their time in prison

The fate of M Dobbin gained national attention after his home was adapted and remodeled by the BBC’s DIY SOS team The show aired in January 2019

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World News – GB – Simon Dobbin: Football fan dies five years after hooligan attack



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