A man jailed for 16 years for kidnapping glamour model Chloe Ayling has had his sentence reduced by almost five years because he ”acted out of love”.
Lukasz Herba, 30, was convicted last year for bundling terrified Chloe into a holdall and driving her to an isolated farmhouse with his brother Michal.
The Brit based pair claim they abducted the model as part of a publicity stunt and both are serving long term jail sentences in Italy where they snatched her.
But now an Appeal Court has ruled Lukasz should have almost five years taken off his sentence because he ”acted compassionately” during the kidnap in Milan in July 2018.
In its judgement the court noted he ”acted out of love” adding that he had ”not abandoned her in an isolated area” when he released her ”but driven her to the British consulate in Milan”.
The unusual mitigating circumstances mean that he will now serve 12 years and one month instead of the 16 years and nine months he was originally given.
Lukasz was sentenced in 2018 after former Big Brother star Chloe, 22, described how she had been kidnapped in Milan when she turned up for a bogus photoshoot.
Mum of one Chloe, from Coulsdon, south west London, has insisted it was not a publicity stunt despite eyebrows being raised by sceptics.
The brothers claimed she was in on the plot which would have seen her auctioned as a sex slave to a shadowy internet group called Black Death unless a £230,000 ransom was paid.
Last month she confessed to a threesome with Dan Osborne and Natalia Nunn and she has also dated former Premier League footballer Jermaine Pennant.
In December Polish born Michal, 38, was given 16 years for his part in the kidnap after being extradited from Oldbury, West Midlands, where he loved with his brother.
Chloe appeared at his trial last summer via video link and broke down in tears as he relieved her traumatic ordeal.
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