Angel Lynn’s Kidnapper Ex-Boyfriend Will Now Spend 16 Years Behind Bars

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The ex-boyfriend of a teenage girl who was left paralyzed after falling out of a moving van he forced her into will now spend 12 years in jail after seeing his sentence increased.

Angel Lynn, 19, was forced into the van by Chay Bowskill, 20, and his accomplice Rocco Sansome, also 20, in Rothley, Leicestershire, in September 2020 after an argument.

Angel then fell out of the vehicle, which was being driven by Sansome, at around 10.45am while traveling at 60mph, before being found by horrified members of the public.

In January, Bowskill was given a seven-and-a-half-year sentence after being found guilty of kidnapping, coercive and controlling behavior, and perverting the course of justice, following a trial at Leicester Crown Short.

Sansome, from Birstall, Leicestershire, was also convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Both men had their sentences referred to the Court of Appeal by Solicitor General Alex Chalk QC, who argued they were ‘unduly lenient’.

Now senior Court of Appeal judges have ruled that his original sentence for the kidnapping was not long enough and gave him an additional four and a half years.

Angel’s mother, Nikki, said last month she was “disgusted” by the initial sentence given to her.

The ex-boyfriend of a teenage girl who was left paralyzed after falling out of a moving van he forced her into will now spend 16 years in prison after seeing his sentence more than doubled. Pictured: Angel Lynn in hospital

Bowskill (pictured) and Sansome both denied the abduction but were found guilty after trial  Bowskill was imprisoned for seven and a half years while Sansome was sentenced to 21 months in prison

Chay Bowskill (pictured) and Sansome both denied the kidnapping but were found guilty after trial Bowskill was imprisoned for seven and a half years while Sansome was sentenced to 21 months in prison

Summarizing their decision, Dame Victoria Sharp said: “We have concluded that the sentence imposed on him for the kidnapping was unduly lenient.”

She said the original term ‘did not reflect the seriousness of the kidnapping’ and the harm caused to Ms Lynn as a result.

Ms Lynn’s family members gasped as the judge told the court about the increased sentence.

Bowskill, who appeared on a video link from prison wearing a gray sweatshirt, shook his head as he heard the result.

The judge said Sansome’s sentence “should have been longer” but that, given all the circumstances, including the fact that he is about to be released, the court decided not to. to modify.

Heartbreaking CCTV footage of Angel’s abduction showed Bowskill chasing her across a road after she left during an argument.

The video, taken in Mountsorrel, shows Bowskill grabbing Angel from behind and dragging her across the road before putting her in a van.

After Angel fell, paramedics attended the scene and she was taken to hospital, but despite extensive medical intervention, she was left with life-changing injuries.

Angel Lynn (pictured), 19, suffered life-changing injuries after falling from a van  She was found injured in the A6 carriageway near Loughborough on September 17, 2020

Angel Lynn (pictured), 19, suffered life-changing injuries after falling from a van She was found injured in the A6 carriageway near Loughborough on September 17, 2020

The kidnapping happened after Angel, who was originally driving the van legally, picked up Bowskill and Sansome, before arguing with Bowskill and driving off.

The court heard that moments before she left, Bowskill admitted to telling Angel he “hated” her and never wanted to see her again, Live Leicestershire reported.

Both men were later arrested.

Bowskill, of Syston, Leicestershire, was also found guilty of coercive behavior and controlling and perverting the course of justice.

He was cleared of causing grievous bodily harm after it became unclear how Angel left the van.

Shocking CCTV footage (pictured) shows 19-year-old Angel Lynn being forced into a van by then-boyfriend Chay Bowskill

Jurors saw CCTV footage of Bowskill chasing Angel after he left during an argument

Shocking CCTV footage (left and right) shows Angel Lynn, 19, being forced into a van by Chay Bowskill, 20, her boyfriend at the time

The defense claimed that Angel accidentally jumped or fell on the road, while the prosecution failed to prove that she was pushed or thrown.

Sansome, from Birstall, Leicestershire, admitted to possessing cannabis and driving the van while unfit to use cannabis, according to Leicestershire Live.

Dame Victoria told the court Bowskill had been in a relationship with Ms Lynn for around a year before the incident, and behaved in a coercive and controlling manner towards her throughout, threatening her with violence Many times.

The judge said he had tried to bully his own mother into retracting a statement she had given to police about his behavior towards Ms Lynn after the kidnapping.

In a statement released after the sentencing hearing, Ms Lynn’s family said: ‘Angel was so full of life and had such a bright future ahead of her. This future has unfortunately been taken away from him.

“The catastrophic injuries suffered by Angel will mean that life will never be the same for her or our family.

“Each day is not only a huge struggle for Angel, but also a huge struggle for our family and friends.”

Dame Victoria said Bowskill must serve two-thirds of his sentence behind bars before he can be released.

Angel’s mother, Ms Lynn, told Sky News last month that she was angry at the leniency in the sentences initially handed down to Bowskill and Sansome.

She said Sky News: ‘I am disgusted with the sentences. Seeing her like this kills me every day.

“I worry every day that I won’t be here anymore, who’s going to watch over her?”

“She was really bubbly, she loved going out for meals with her friends. She used to be proud of herself, she always looked nice.

“I miss everything about her, doing things together, going in and out of the house the way she does, everything, the cheekiness, she’s so funny, so nice. I miss her all together, I’m just afraid that I won’t get my angel back.

“I think she might know me when I try to give her a kiss, if I pull my cheek she purses her lips but it takes all her energy, it’s rare.”

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