146 Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability[, sexual orientation or transgender identity]
146 Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability[, sexual orientation or transgender identity]

(1)     This section applies where the court is considering the seriousness of an offence committed in any of the circumstances mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)     Those circumstances are—

(a)     that, at the time of committing the offence, or immediately before or after doing so, the offender demonstrated towards the victim of the offence hostility based on—

(i)     the sexual orientation (or presumed sexual orientation) of the victim, . . .

(ii)     a disability (or presumed disability) of the victim, or

[(iii)     the victim being (or being presumed to be) transgender, or]

(b)     that the offence is motivated (wholly or partly)—

(i)     by hostility towards persons who are of a particular sexual orientation, . . .

(ii)     by hostility towards persons who have a disability or a particular disability[, or