Chay Bowskill, 20, was in an abusive relationship with Angel Lynn, 21, which culminated in Bowskill kidnapping Lynn on 17 September 2020. The victim was forced into a van, which she subsequently exited while it was travelling at speed on a dual carriageway. This resulted in her suffering a traumatic brain injury which has left her dependent on carers and unable to live independently.
In addition to the kidnapping, Bowskill was also convicted of engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour and perverting the course of justice.
On 26 January 2022, Bowskill was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months’ detention at Leicester Crown Court.
Following the sentencing, the Solicitor General referred Bowskill’s sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme.
On 23 March the Court found his original sentence to be unduly lenient and increased his sentence to 12 years’ imprisonment.
Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General Alex Chalk QC MP said:
Angel Lynn was subjected to prolonged abuse by her partner, Chay Bowskill, which culminated in her suffering devastating and life-changing injuries.
No sentence can repair the damage caused by the cowardly actions of Bowskill, but I welcome the decision of the court to increase the punishment for his crimes.