587. Aggravating factors.

Among the factors which indicate a higher than usual level of culpability on the part of the offender are:

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    (1)     the offence was committed whilst on bail for other offences1;

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    (2)     a failure to respond to previous sentences2;

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    (3)     the offence was racially or religiously aggravated3;

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    (4)     the offence was motivated by, or demonstrated, hostility to the victim based on his sexual orientation (or presumed sexual orientation)4;

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    (5)     the offence was motivated by, or demonstrated, hostility based on the victim's disability (or presumed disability)5;

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    (6)     a previous conviction or convictions, particularly where a pattern of repeat offending is disclosed6;