Angel Lynn's mother says daughter got a "life sentence" as kidnapping appeal is reviewed 4 months ago

Angel Lynn's mother says daughter got a "life sentence" as kidnapping appeal is reviewed

Heartbreaking.

*Content warning: This article contains references to domestic violence.*

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The family of Angel Lynn, a woman left with life changing injuries after she was kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend, are hoping that the men responsible will see their sentences increased.

Angel was carried to a van by her then boyfriend Chay Bowskill before she was discovered on a motorway near Loughborough, Leicestershire, in 2020 with life threatening injuries.

Bowskill was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years and he and his accomplice's terms are now to be looked at by the Court of Appeal.

The Leicester Crown Court heard that Angel was grabbed by Bowskill after a fight and taken into the van against her will before falling from the van as it was travelling at about 60mph (97km/h) along the dual carriageway and suffered severe brain injuries.

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She now requires round the clock care and Bowskill, 20, was given seven-and-a-half years at a young offenders institution with his accomplice Rocco Sansome, 20, who had driven the van was sentenced to 21 months in a young offenders institution.

Their sentences were reviewed and it was confirmed on Monday that their terms had been referred to the Court of Appeal.

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"It is now for the court to decide whether to increase their sentences," the Attorney General's spokesman said, according to the BBC.

Angel's mum Nikki told BBC Breakfast that the incident had impacted "all of our lives" and they had changed forever.

Nikki said: "My daughter's got a life sentence, Rocco comes out in April, what kind of sentence is that?

"They've hurt my child and they've taken a life away from her and they've taken my life.

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"People need to understand when they commit these crimes, it's life-changing and it should be life-changing for them, not just us."

Her aunt Jackie Chamberlain added that the family had decided to release photographs of Angel's injuries as a way of letting people see the seriousness of the situation.

Nikki added: "She needs a lot of looking after. She has oxygen in her room and if we take her home, we can only take her home for about four hours at the moment."

The family has raised £100,000 so far to help to buy equipment so Angel can continue her recovery at home.