In April 2005 the law was changed by section 146 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA).
Section 146 did not create any new offences; it imposed a duty upon courts to increase the sentence for any offence (for example, assault or criminal damage) aggravated by hostility based on the victim’s disability (or presumed disability).
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An advice service for disabled people living in Bedfordshire and the surrounding area.
Poynters House, Poynters Rd, Dunstable LU5 4TP.
Tel: 01582 470900