Aunt of paralyzed teen Angel Lynn ‘horrified’ one kidnapper could walk free in months

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Angel Lynn, from Leicestershire, will need 24-hour care for the rest of her life after she was kidnapped by her boyfriend Chay Bowskill and fell from the back of a van

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Leicestershire: CCTV captures 2020 kidnapping of 19-year-old girl

The aunt of Angel Lynn, who was left paralyzed after being bundled into a van by her boyfriend, said she is horrified one of her kidnappers could soon walk free.

Angel, 19, suffered brain damage after she was kidnapped by her ex Chay Bowskill, 20, and his friend Rocco Sansome and fell from the van as it sped off at 60mph.

Jackie Chamberlain said her family has been informed that Sansome, who was sentenced for 21 months, could be released by April.

She described it as a “green light for people to say ‘I can get away with this'” and said the sentencing structure for such crimes “needs to be seriously looked at.”

The heartbroken aunt told how her daughter will “never ever walk or talk again” due to her severe brain damage, which means she will need round the clock care for life.

Angel Lynn remains in hospital with life changing injuries
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Speaking to LBC, she added: “A whole life time’s worth of dreams has been lost.”

Angel’s mum Nikki Lynn also expressed her anger that her daughter could still be lying in a hospital bed when he is released.

The teenager was airlifted to hospital after she was found lying in the carriageway of the A6 near Loughborough in September 2020.

Following significant brain surgery, she has remained on the ward since the tragedy and will need a hospital grade room installed at her home when she is finally discharged.

Footage shows the kidnap of 19-year-old Angel Lynn in Leicestershire
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Her family will also have to build an extension for their daughter with a wet room and oxygen, as she is unable to breathe on her own.

Ms Chamberlain said her niece could have had “the best life” but that instead she is left with “no life.”

She recalled fond memories of Angel who was close to her other childhood but how the pair now face very different futures.

“Two of my children, one will continue with her life, move on, have a fantastic career, job, get married, have children, and my other child will lay in a hospital bed for the rest of her life.,” she said .

“Every day her parents are worried sick.”

Chay Bowskill, of Syston, Leicestershire, was convicted of kidnap, coercive and controlling behavior and perverting the course of justice
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The family are also unsure whether Angel is able to recognize her parents.

Her aunt added: “They’re not even sure that she’s aware of who they are.”

Bowskill was convicted of kidnap, coercive and controlling behavior and perverting the course of justice following a trial and jailed for seven and a half years.

Prosecutors argued that he had pushed Angel from the van, while Bowskill said she had jumped.

He was cleared of causing grievous bodily harm.

Angel was bundled into a van minutes before she was found seriously injured on the A6
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The Attorney General is reviewing the sentence to see if it was “unduly lenient.”

At present, Bowskill could be released on license in around two years after time served on remand is considered.

Angel’s family have launched a gofundme page to ensure Angel can return home with the vital equipment she needs.

The are half way to their £150,000 target and are planning several fundraising events to help reach their goal.

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