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RIM Extends Support to Met Police for London Riots Investigation

Canadian mobile makers Research In Motion (RIM) has promised to support the London Metropolitan Police in its investigation as the department has claimed that RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger service fuelled the riots.

According to British daily newspaper, The Guardian, the Metropolitan Police Service of London, United Kingdom claimed that the BlackBerry’s free messenger service has played a key role in fuelling and spreading the riots that took place in Tottenham, North London last week.

The Police squad has assured quick crackdown on protestors that used social networking service like Facebook and Twitter along with the mobile messenger service to instigate the riots in the capital city.

“We feel for those impacted by the riots in London. We have engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can.” the managing director for regional marketing at RIM, Patrick Spence has stated in his confirmation to help the Police in its investigation process.

Spence also added that the company is working fully in order with country’s law on intercepting the communication through its network and is willing to co-operate with the Police and Home Ministry absolutely.

“That investigation is already under way and that is exactly the sort of thing we are looking at.” Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Stephen Kavanagh stated while confirming the role of social networking platforms in riots.