Simon Dobbin Wiki – Simon Dobbin Biography
Cambridge United fan Simon Dobbin, who featured on DIY SOS, died on Wednesday morning at home, five years after the horrific attack in Southend that left him unable to walk or talk
A dad-of-three who was left brain damaged by a group of football hooligans has sadly died five years after the horrific attack.
He was 48 years old.
Simon Dobbin Died
Simon Dobbin was left brain-damaged in the assault after a 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.
Essex Police will now “review the initial investigation”, a spokesman said.
Mrs. Dobbin said her husband’s death had come as a shock, as he had been “his usual self, laughing and smiling the day before”.
Mr. Dobbin was left unable to walk, talk or move independently when he was attacked after a match against Southend on 21 March 2015.
Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore, who led the investigation into the attack, said the men were like a “pack of animals”.
March 2015 Attack
Mr. Dobbin was attacked in March 2015 after a football game between Southend United and his beloved Cambridge United.
He was ambushed while he was en route to the Blue Boar pub on Victoria Avenue by a group of thugs and repeatedly stomped on.
He was left permanently brain damaged by the attack and was unable to walk, talk, or control his movements.
After spending almost a year in three different hospitals, Mr. Dobbin returned home to his family in March 2016.
Known as ‘Dobbo’ by his friends, Simon lived in Mildenhall with his wife and full-time carer, Nicole, and their daughter, Emily.
After Simon had spent a year in hospital and defied doctor’s warnings he wouldn’t pull through, Nicole made the decision she wanted to be his full-time carer at home in Mildenhall, Suffolk.
In January last year Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team along with hundreds of volunteers stepped in to help ease the daily agony for Simon by transforming their home so it suited his needs.
Nicole Dobbin is the wife of Simon Dobbin. the couple has 3 children.
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