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The ex-boyfriend of a teenage girl who was left paralyzed after she fell from a moving truck he had forced her into will now spend 16 years in prison after his sentence was more than doubled.
Angel Lynn, 19, was forced into the van by Chay Bowskill, 20, and her accomplice Rocco Sansome, also 20, in Rothley, Leicestershire, in September 2020 after an argument.
Angel then fell out of the vehicle, which Sansome was driving, around 10:45 a.m. while she was traveling at 60 mph, before the horrified public found her.
In January, Bowskill received a seven-and-a-half-year sentence after being found guilty of kidnapping, coercive and controlling behavior and perversion of the course of justice, following a trial at Leicester Crown Court.
Sansome, from Birstall, Leicestershire, was also found guilty of kidnapping and sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Both men’s sentences were referred to the Court of Appeal by Solicitor General Alex Chalk QC, who argued that they were “unduly lenient”.
Now, the Court of Appeals has more than doubled Bowskill’s sentence to 16 years and three months after senior judges concluded that his original sentence for kidnapping was not long enough.
Angel’s mother, Nikki, had said last month that she was “disgusted” with the initial term she gave herself.
Summarizing her decision, Dame Victoria Sharp said: “We have concluded that the sentence imposed on him for kidnapping was unduly lenient.”
She said the original term “did not reflect the seriousness of the abduction” and the harm done to Ms. Lynn as a result.
Members of Ms. Lynn’s family were shocked when the judge told the court about the increased sentence.
Bowskill, who appeared by video link from prison in a gray sweatshirt, shook his head at the result.
The judge said Sansome’s sentence “should have been longer” but that, in all the circumstances, including the fact that she is about to be released, the court decided not to change it.
Heartbreaking CCTV footage of Angel’s abduction showed Bowskill chasing her down a street after she walked away from her during an argument.
The video, taken in Mountsorrel, shows Bowskill grabbing Angel from behind her and carrying her back across the street before putting her into a van.
After Angel fell, paramedics attended her scene and took her to the hospital, but despite her intensive medical intervention, she was left with life-changing injuries.
The kidnapping occurred after Angel, who was originally legally driving the truck, picked up Bowskill and Sansome, before arguing with Bowskill and driving off.
The court heard that moments before she left, Bowskill admitted telling Angel that he ‘hated’ her and that he never wanted to see her again, Leicestershire Live reported.
Both men were later arrested.
Bowskill, from Syston, Leicestershire, was also convicted of coercive and controlling behavior and perverting the course of justice.
He was acquitted of causing grievous bodily harm after it was unclear how Angel left the truck.
The defense claimed that Ángel accidentally jumped or fell onto the road, while the prosecution could not prove that she was pushed or thrown.
Sansome, from Birstall, Leicestershire, admitted to possessing cannabis and driving the van while she was out of shape due to cannabis use, according to Leicestershire Live.
Dame Victoria told the court that Bowskill had been in a relationship with Ms. Lynn for about a year before the incident, and he behaved in a coercive and controlling manner towards her throughout that time, threatening her with violence on several occasions.
The judge said that he tried to intimidate her own mother into retracting a statement he gave to police about her behavior towards Ms. Lynn after the abduction.
In a statement issued after the sentencing hearing, Ms Lynn’s family said: ‘Angel was so full of life and she had a great future ahead of her. Sadly, that future has been taken from him.
‘The catastrophic injuries Angel suffered will mean that her life will never be the same for her or our family.
“Every day is not only a great fight for Angel, but also a great fight 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, Mrs Lynn, told Sky News last month of her anger at the leniency of the sentences originally handed down to Bowskill and Sansome.
She told Sky News: ‘I am upset with the prayers. Seeing her like this kills me every day.
‘I worry every day about not being here anymore, who is going to take care of her?’
“She was very cheerful, she loved going out to eat with her friends. She used to be proud of herself, she always looked good.
“I miss everything about her, doing things together, going in and out of the house like she does, everything, sass, she’s so funny, so kind. I miss her completely, I’m just afraid I won’t get my angel back.
“I think she might recognize me when I try to get her to kiss me, if I move my cheek closer, she purses her lips, but it takes all the energy out of her, it’s weird.”
Angel Lynn Quick and Facts
- Angel Lynn, 19, suffered life-changing injuries after falling from a van at 60mph
- She had been forced into the van by her boyfriend at the time Chay Bowskill, 20
- Angel was found injured on the A6 near Loughborough on September 19, 2020