Simon Dobbin Wiki – Simon Dobbin Biography
Simon Dobbin A football fan who suffered horrific injuries when he was attacked by opposition hooligans in 2015 has died.
Very sad news
Simon Dobbin was left with brain damage after being attacked following a match in Southend, in 2015. Twelve men were jailed over the assault.
He sadly passed away this morning💔
My thoughts as I am sure all yours are, are with his friends and family
RIP Simon pic.twitter.com/ys7NXRjgpr
— ⚽ Simon BRFC Hopkins ⚽ (@HopkinsBRFC) October 21, 2020
Simon Dobbin Cause of Death
Simon Dobbin, 48, was brain-damaged in the attack after a match five years ago in Essex, Southend.
His wife, Nicole, said that a Cambridge United fan died in her sleep at her home in Suffolk, Mildenhall, early Wednesday.
It is with a heavy heart that Cambridge United can confirm we have received the devastating news that Simon Dobbin sadly passed away at home this morning.
Sweet dreams Simon. Forever a U 💛 🖤 pic.twitter.com/mNB5wlaBJP
— Cambridge United FC (@CambridgeUtdFC) October 21, 2020
Simon Dobbin Death Investigations
Essex Police will now “review the initial investigation”, a spokesman said.
Ms. Dobbin said she was shocked by her husband’s death “as usual, laughing and smiling the day before”.
Simon Dobbin Incident Details
When Mr. Dobbin is attacked after his match against Southend on March 21, 2015, he is unable to walk, speak or move independently.
Twelve people were imprisoned in July 2017 in connection with the attack.
Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore, who investigated the attack, said the men were like a “herd of animals.”
Det Ch Insp Stephen Jennings of Essex Police said in a statement: “Our thoughts are going to Simon’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
“We will review the initial investigation to determine if we need to take further action.”
Mr. Dobbin’s family is campaigning for the enactment of the “Simon’s Law” to force lifetime payments to the NHS by persons convicted of severe illness.
In February, Ms. Dobbin said that Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told her the idea was inapplicable, but that she could look to blame violent criminals to stay in prison.
One petition collected more than 49,000 signatures.
Mr. Dobbin’s situation caught the country’s attention after his home was adapted and transformed by the BBC’s DIY SOS team. The show aired in January 2019.