A prison sentence was increased for an abusive ex-boyfriend who kidnapped his then-girlfriend in a van.
His sentence of 7 and a half years was protracted to 12 years.
The sentence was revisited after concerns were made over the leniency of the previous sentence.
Rocco Sansome, an accomplice behind the wheels of the van, had been sentenced to do 21 months and that sentence has not changed.
According to BBC News, Judges of the Court of Appeal assessed that the young man’s initial sentence did nothing to convey how serious the offence was.
There has been a consideration for his age at the time they were making the sentence.
However, Lynn incurred brain damage from the kidnapping which would be leaving her mentally and physically dependent on people for the rest of her life.
There were also speculations that the kidnap was a sign of constant abuse in the relationship.
After the recent ruling, the victim’s aunt, Jackie Chamberlain, showed appreciation on behalf of the family.
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According to her;
“We can rest in the fact and know he will not be anywhere near us for a very long time… We want to thank every person that complained about the sentence being unduly lenient… It gladdens your heart, it’s amazing”.
The family was now satisfied and eager to bring the young woman home from the hospital where she had spent two years.
Judges mentioned they did not extend the accomplice’s sentence because he played a subsidiary role and he showed remorse. There had also been no physical violence in the interaction Lynn had with him.