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RIM Employee Stabbed at BlackBerry Party in London Has Died

A Research In Motion employee who was stabbed earlier this week at a London party hosted by the BlackBerry maker died on Sunday.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm a BlackBerry employee was the victim of the fatal attack in Southwark on April 3rd,” RIM said in a statement to AllThingsD. “We are all shocked by this news and deeply saddened.”

According to a Reuters report, the man was stabbed with a broken bottle at the event on Tuesday.

British police identified the man killed as Phillip Sherriff, 37, and said that 25-year-old Ashley Charles was in custody in connection with the stabbing.

“We are deeply saddened to hear our colleague has died as a result of the attack on Tuesday 3rd April,” RIM said on its U.K. Twitter page. “Our thoughts are with his family and those close to him and we ask for the respect of their privacy at this difficult time.”


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