Police officers have been banned from asking for 'Christian names' for fear of offending other religions.Not news, check any government form. All of them ask for 'Forename'. It's been that way for years...
Officers taking down a suspect's particulars must now refer to their 'personal' or 'family name' as the word 'Christian' could offend Muslims, Sikhs and other faiths, according to new diversity guidelines.
One officer said: 'Most of us are fully aware of how to treat people from different cultural backgrounds, but being told we can't even ask what their Christian name is just plain ridiculous.Who is this dinosaur? Did the 'Mail' reporter have an accident and wake up back in 1973, or something?
'That is what we are brought up with - Christian name and surname - and to be honest if you had an officer ask for your personal name and family name it's just going to confuse people.'