Pompey fan Pepe is back in Portsmouth after brutal attack at Euro 2016

Andrew Bache is now at QA Hospital in Portsmouth
Andrew Bache is now at QA Hospital in Portsmouth
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POMPEY fan Andrew Bache is back in Portsmouth after spending weeks in a Marseille hospital.

The 51-year-old was being treated in France after an attack by Russian thugs before England’s first Euro 2016 game against Russia last month.

Andrew is progressing every day and he is now breathing on his own which is great to see.

Crispin Harwood

But Mr Bache was flown home on Friday and is getting further treatment at Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham.

It was thought he might need to stay at Southampton General Hospital when he returned to England.

Close friend Crispin Harwood said: ‘Andrew was flown back last Friday, it was all a bit of rush.

‘He does not need neurological care so he was able to come home to Portsmouth and be treated at QA.

‘He’s comfortable, he’s awake and he is aware of the people visiting him.

‘Andrew is progressing every day and he is now breathing on his own which is great to see. But there is still a long road ahead.’

As previously reported in The News friends of Mr Bache, known as Pepe, have been holding fundraisers to help support him and his family.

A recent football match and gig at the Cue Ball Club, on Goldsmith Avenue last Friday, raised £6,000.

Crispin added: ‘It is really overwhelming the amount of money people continue to give.

‘People are still digging deep to help out.

‘At the music evening we had a raffle and a signed David Beckham shirt went for £500.’