The sentence was referred for review after members of the public raised concerns

The Court of Appeal has increased the sentence of Chay Bowskill, the man convicted of the kidnapping of Angel Lynn (pictured), after the Solicitor General Alex Chalk QC MP referred the case for review.

Chay Bowskill, now 20, and Angel Lynn, now 21, had been in a relationship for about a year on 17 September 2020 when Bowskill kidnapped Angel by forcibly picking her up off the street and carrying her into a van. Throughout the relationship, Bowskill had been coercive and controlling.

Angel exited the van while it was travelling at speed on a dual carriageway and she was paralysed, suffered a traumatic brain injury and was left unable to speak. She is now entirely dependent on carers and unable to live independently.