“Police should not betray a confidence and if people request their identity not be revealed they must respect their wish.
Potential witnesses are not obliged to give their name and address (unless specified by law) or make and sign statements.
If a witness specifically requests confidentiality it would be an idiot of a police officer who did not respect that wish. A police officer could also subject himself to possible external litigation, internal investigation or both as a result of his/her actions.”
That was the answer to a question I made to a gent in South Australia who rounded off the email by saying ‘ no more questions, just get the book out!’
Mr Francis, the pseudonym, was first published in ‘The Unknown Man’.
Two pseudonyms you could argue in this case: title and name.
Mister and Francis.