SIR - Criminals can now follow a new standard set by the government.

In Parliament this week Mr Brandon Lewis explained that government policy is to “break the law in a specific and limited way”.

Does this mean that Bradford's criminal community has a new defence in both Magistrates’ and Crown Courts?

It is already a ready piece of repartee in response to police officers threatening offenders with arrest.

Simon Blakey, Old Road, Horton Bank Top