Simon Dobbin: Seventh suspect in the football fan murder investigation

A seventh suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder of a football fan, who was killed five years ago.

Simon Dobbin: Seventh suspect in the football fan murder investigation

A seventh suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder of a football fan, who was killed five years ago.

Simon Dobbin (a Cambridge United supporter from Mildenhall, Suffolk) was attacked after Southend United's match in March 2015. He suffered permanent brain damage.

He was 48 years old when he died in October 2020.

Essex Police stated that six men aged 27, 29, 30, 34 and 39 years old were arrested in Essex on June 10th. They have since been released to an investigation.

Police confirmed that the 26-year old man who was arrested 26 June has been released and is currently under investigation.

After being attacked at Station Approach, Southend, Mr Dobbin was unable to walk or talk independently.

Police stated that medical tests proved there was a direct connection between his death, and the injuries he sustained.

"As a consequence of these conclusions, we started treating his death as murder" and a new investigation was initiated.

Det. Super Stephen Jennings of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate stated: "Investigating Simon's death revealed a direct causal link to the injuries that he sustained at Southend on March 2015"

He stated that officers had spoken to a number of people in order to collect their accounts.

In connection to the attack on Mr Dobbin, 13 people were convicted in 2017 and sentenced.

Nine men were found guilty in violent disorder, three conspiring to commit violent disorder and one aiding an offender.

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