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Wed 24 Mar, 2010
By Danielle Carter

Judges must take into account the motivation for attacks

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A new law which punishes the perpetrators of hate crime against disabled and gay people has come into force.

The new legislation means judges must take into account the motivation for attacks on disabled and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

It puts such crimes on the same footing as racist and religiously aggravated incidents for the first time.


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