The prison sentences handed to two kidnappers who bundled a teenager into a van before she was found seriously injured have been referred to the Court of Appeal for being “unduly lenient”.
Angel Lynn was left paralysed and unable to communicate after she was snatched aged 19 off the street in Rothley, Leicestershire, in September 2020 after an argument with her then-boyfriend Chay Bowskill.
Solicitor General Alex Chalk QC MP said: “The horrendous case of Angel Lynn, who was the victim of sustained abuse by her partner, Chay Bowskill, culminated in her suffering life changing injuries.
“I wish to express my sympathies to her family. I have referred the sentence of Chay Bowskill, and that of his accomplice Rocco Sansome, to the Court of Appeal as they appear to me to be unduly lenient.
“It is now for the Court to decide whether to increase the sentence.”
Ms Lynn, from Loughborough, fell out of the vehicle while it was travelling at around 60mph on the A6 near Mountsorrel.
She was left with severe head and brain injuries and is unable to walk, talk or feed herself.
Bowskill, 20, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after being found guilty of kidnap, controlling and coercive behaviour and perverting the course of justice at Leicester Crown Court.
The prosecutor said Angel had been pushed out of the van, but the jury did not convict Bowskill of causing grievous bodily harm.
Bowskill’s friend, and the driver of the van, Rocco Sansome, 20, was given a 21-month sentence for kidnap.
Angel, now 21, is receiving 24-hour specialist care in a rehabilitation centre, but her family are trying to raise money to adapt their house so that she can return home. They have been told that it’s unlikely she will ever recover from her injuries.