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horror attack CCTV footage shows moment man abducts his girlfriend following an argument

The young woman was left with devastating life altering injuries


Angel Lynn (19) was snatched by her boyfriend Chay Bowskill (20) following an argument

Angel Lynn (19) was snatched by her boyfriend Chay Bowskill (20) following an argument

Angel Lynn (19) was snatched by her boyfriend Chay Bowskill (20) following an argument

CCTV footage release shows the moment a man abducted his girlfriend following an argument.

Chay Bowskill, snatched his then girlfriend Angel Lynn, who was 19 at the time, and bundled her into a van before she was later found seriously injured in the middle of a road.

The footage shows the man grabbing his girlfriend before throwing her into a silver Transit van which was driven away by a second man, Rocco Sansome.

In September 2020, the young woman was found lying in the middle of the carriageway of the A6 in Loughborough.

Her injuries left her paralysed and unable to communicate. Her family have been told that it is unlikely she will ever recover from her injuries.

Now aged 21, she is receiving 24-hour specialist care in a rehabilitation centre.

Her family are trying to raise funds to adapt their home so that she can return there.

Bowskill, who was aged 20 at the time, was jailed for 7 years and 6 months following a trial where he was convicted of kidnap, coercive and controlling behaviour, and perverting the course of justice.

During the trial, the prosecutor claimed that Ms Lynn was pushed from a van but the jury did not convict the then 20-year-old of grievous bodily harm.


Following an appeal, he has had his sentence increased to 12 years in prison. The judge has also ruled that he must serve at least two thirds (8 years) of that sentence.

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Bowskill's accomplice, Rocco Sansome, was also found guilty of kidnap and sentenced to 21 months behind bars. His sentence has not been changed by Court of Appeal judges.

The appeal hearing was overseen by Dame Victoria Sharp, who said the original sentence "failed to reflect the seriousness of the kidnap" and the harm caused to the victim.

"We have concluded that the sentence passed on him for the kidnap was unduly lenient,” she said.

Members of Angel’s family gasped in shock as the judge informed the court of the increased sentence.

The judge added that Sansome's sentence "should have been longer" but that, in “all the circumstances, including the fact he is close to being released”, the court decided not to add time onto it.

Angel Lynn’s auntie, Jackie Chamberlain, told reporters outside court that the family were glad of the increased sentence.

“We were told at the time not to appeal, but we felt so strongly that we should have appealed, and we did and we got what we wanted today and Chay's sentence has been increased.”

"We're very grateful to the British public who have supported us as a family all the way along,” she added.

“We can put this behind us now, we can move on, we can get Angel home, we can get her extension built, so we just want to thank the British public, the judges and the press who have carried our story for the last few months.

"We're relieved because we don't want him to walk away from prison, we want him to get what he deserves."

In a statement released following the hearing her family said that her bright future was taken away from her.

"Angel was so full of life and had such a great future ahead of her. That future has sadly been taken away from her.

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

"Every day is not only a huge struggle for Angel but also a huge struggle for our family and friends."

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