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Petition started to make violent offenders pay toward care of victims

The wife of Cambridge United fan Simon Dobbin who was left brain damaged after being beaten by a mob is campaigning to change the law and make violent offenders pay toward the cost of care for their victims.

  • Watch Matthew Hudson's report.

Nicole Dobbin has started a petition to create 'Simon's Law'.

A big football fan he was attacked in Southend after watching his team Cambridge Utd play the Shrimpers.

Thirteen men were later jailed in connection with the assault which nearly killed him. Most have now been released.