Monday, 9 February 2015

Words fail me

This Guardian report has left me all but speechless:
'A British police force has apologised after an officer told a newsagent to hand over details of customers who purchased copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

“To my surprise, a copy arrived last Wednesday week and although the standard of content in no way matches that of the Guardian I will cherish it. However, two days later a member of Her Majesty’s police service visited said newsagent, requesting the names of the four customers who had purchased Charlie Hebdo. So beware, your badges may attract police interest in your customers.” 

In a statement, Wiltshire police apologised to “the members of the public who may be affected by this” and said they had deleted the details from their system.'
Words fail me.


Durotrigan said...

Hearing about this ridiculous story almost makes me wish that I was French. The PC PC in question clearly excels in promoting 'diversity'. He'll be heading up the investigation in Rotherham before you know it.

TrT said...

I note the police officer isnt named....