Shocking moment controlling boyfriend kidnaps teenage girlfriend in broad daylight

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This is the shocking moment a controlling boyfriend kidnapped his teenage girlfriend in a horrifying ordeal which later left her unable to walk, talk or feed herself.

Angel Lynn, 19, was found lying seriously injured in the carriageway of the A6 near Loughborough, Leicestershire, after the ordeal on 17 September 2020.

Lynn's aunt, Jackie Chamberlain, said: "It's been a terrible, terrible thing for the family. She's in hospital and will have to have care for the rest of her life

"She's just catatonic - she can't talk, feed or walk."

She added: "Angel picked the wrong boy - like so many girls do - and she paid for it."

CCTV footage shows the moment her boyfriend, Chay Bowskill, chased down the teenager when she walked off during an argument before he bundled her into a van.

The clip shows Bowskill grabbing Ms Lynn from behind and carrying her back across the road in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire.

CCTV footage shows Chay Bowskill grabbing girlfriend Angel Lynn from behind in a bear hug. (SWNS)
CCTV footage shows Chay Bowskill grabbing girlfriend Angel Lynn from behind. (SWNS)
Chay Bowskill was jailed for seven-and-a-half years after being found guilty of kidnapping Angel Lynn. (SWNS)
Chay Bowskill was jailed for seven-and-a-half years after being found guilty of kidnapping Angel Lynn. (SWNS)

Lynn then fell out of the vehicle as it was travelling along at 60 mph at around 10.45am before she was discovered by members of the public.

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

She suffered a fractured skull and catastrophic brain injuries, is still unable to communicate today and is unlikely to ever make a full recovery.

Detectives uncovered footage of Lynn being forced into the van before it was driven away from the area by Bowskill's friend Rocco Sansome at speed.

Footage shows Angel Lynn walking while Chay Bowskill lay in wait. (SWNS)
Footage shows Angel Lynn walking while Chay Bowskill lay in wait. (SWNS)
Chay Bowskill runs towards Angel Lynn to kidnap her. (SWNS)
Chay Bowskill runs towards Angel Lynn to kidnap her. (SWNS)

Bowskill, 20, and Sansome, 20, were arrested and both denied kidnap but were found guilty following a trial on Tuesday.

Bowskill, of Syston, Leicestershire, was also convicted of coercive and controlling behaviour and perverting the course of justice, but was cleared of causing grievous bodily harm.

He was jailed for seven-and-a-half years while Sansome, of Birstall, Leicestershire, was sentenced to 21 months in prison at Leicester Crown Court.

Chay Bowskill grabs Angel Lynn from behind and carries her in a bear hug. (SWNS)
Chay Bowskill grabs Angel Lynn from behind and carries her in a bear hug. (SWNS)
Chay Bowskill takes Angel Lynn to the van before it was driven away. (SWNS)
Chay Bowskill takes Angel Lynn to the van before it was driven away. (SWNS)

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Yarwood, from 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.”

In a heartbreaking statement issued after the case, Ms Lynn’s father, Paddy, said: “Our lives have been 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.

“The catastrophic injuries Angel suffered will mean life will never be the same for her or our family.”

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

"Nikki and I will never be grandparents to Angel’s children. 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.”

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