Not during Ramadan.
The advice was emailed out to officers working in Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range, Rusholme, Fallowfield, Ardwick, Longsight, Gorton and Levenshulme.
Police said it was not a blanket ban, just a "request for sensitivity".
The email stressed the order did not apply to on-the-spot arrests, only the execution of arrest warrants.
Oh, that's all right then!
Actually, no it isn't. Do the police show "sensitivity" towards Christians during Easter or Christmas? No, they don't. Do they refrain from arresting Hindus during Diwali. No, they don't. Do the police adopt a softly, softly approach to Jews at Hannukah? Don't be daft.
Only one group gets special treatment - Muslims.