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angel suffered catastrophic brain injuries after falling from the van and is still unable to communicate, leicester crown court heard.

the jury was told miss lynn, 19 at the time, before falling from the vehicle as it travelled along a dual carriageway at 60mph.

Angel Lynn was found lying with catastrophic injuries in the carriageway of the A6 near Loughborough on 17 September 2020.

The kidnap happened after Angel, who was originally lawfully driving the van, had collected Bowskill and Sansome.

On Wednesday, Bowskill was jailed for seven-and-a-half years while Sansome was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Jurors were shown shocking CCTV footage of Bowskill chasing Angel across a road after she walked off during an argument.

The harrowing video, taken in Mountsorrel, shows Bowskill grabbing Angel from behind and carrying her back across the road before bundling her into a van.

Angel Lynn (pictured), 19, suffered life-changing injuries after she fell from a van. She was found injured in the carriageway of the A6 near Loughborough on September 17, 2020

Paramedics attended the scene and Angel was taken to hospital but despite intensive medical intervention, she remains in hospital with life-changing injuries.

Moments before she left the vehicle, Bowskill accepted telling her he "hated" her and never wanted to see her again.

On Wednesday, Chay Bowskill was found guilty of kidnap, coercive and controlling behaviour, and perverting the course of justice.

bowskill, of empingham drive, syston was cleared of causing grievous bodily harm after it became unclear how angel had left the van.

Bowskill (pictured) and Sansome both denied kidnap but were found guilty after trial. Bowskill was jailed for seven-and-a-half years while Sansome was sentenced to 21 months in prison

The defence claimed that Angel jumped or accidentally fell on to the road, while the prosecution failed to prove that she was pushed or thrown.

Sansome, of Wanlip Lane, Birstall, admitted possession of cannabis and driving the van when unfit through cannabis use, on the morning of the A6 incident.

Sentencing at Leicester Crown Court, Judge Timothy Spencer QC told Bowskill : "She was a beautiful young woman who should have been enjoying the carefree years of her late-teens into early adulthood.

'You treated her in a vile way.

Shocking CCTV footage (left and right) shows Angel Lynn, 19, being forced into a van by 20-year-old Chay Bowskill, her boyfriend at the time

he described bowskill's treatment of miss lynn during their 12-month relationship as "vile" and added : "she was belittled by you to a point where she must have felt worthless on a regular basis.

'you bombarded her with repulsive and degrading messages.

"you controlled her freedom of movement by a variety of means.

"she wasn't allowed any sort of life apart from you.

I'm satisfied you meted out violence to her, causing bruising, on at least two occasions."

regarding perverting the court of justice, the judge told bowskill that he was 'selfishly obsessed with your own predicament' and 'made desperate efforts' to get his mother to retract her police statement.

"Your mother comes out of this with no credit- it was disgraceful conduct with her giving lying evidence in court about Angel and the police.

"You should be ashamed of your vile and demeaning conduct towards your mother, seeking to get her to perjure herself- because it was you who brought her to this very low ebb.

detective chief inspector tony yarwood, of the east midlands special operations unit major crime team, said : "angel is a young woman who had plans and aspirations in place and the rest of her life to look forward to.

'because of the extent of her injuries she now faces constant medical treatment and round the clock care.

'Her family remain devastated by what has happened and I praise the strength and bravery they have shown and continue to demonstrate to this day.

'No verdict or subsequent sentence can make up for the quality of life this young woman has lost.

I can only hope that in time her family can find some comfort knowing justice has been done."

"I know that Angel will never get married now and I will never get to walk my daughter down the aisle.

Paddy Lynn, Angel's father, said their lives had "changed beyond recognition forever".

'Angel was so full of life and had such a great future ahead of her.

That future has sadly been taken away from her.

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

"We don't know what the future holds for our daughter but we try to put smiles on our faces each day but inside our hearts are bleeding out."

A second 20-year-old man, Rocco Sansome, was also found guilty of kidnap and handed a 21-month long sentence.

"The ultimate consequences can not be ignored.

Both men were convicted of kidnap on Tuesday.

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