Among the factors which indicate a higher than usual level of culpability on the part of the offender are:
(1) the offence was committed whilst on bail for other offences1;
(2) a failure to respond to previous sentences2;
(3) the offence was racially or religiously aggravated3;
(4) the offence was motivated by, or demonstrated, hostility to the victim based on his sexual orientation (or presumed sexual orientation)4;
(5) the offence was motivated by, or demonstrated, hostility based on the victim's disability (or presumed disability)5;
(6) a previous conviction or convictions, particularly where a pattern of repeat offending is disclosed6;
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