UK Police Use Bluespam To Appeal For Murder Witnesses

Police in Liverpool are using Bluespamming to try and find witnesses (via SMS Text News) to the August murder of an 11-year-old boy outside a pub there.

Apparently a cop car’s been fitted with a Bluetooth transmitter with a 100-meter range, and it pings other phones with a message as it drives around the area. I’m no big fan of Bluespam, but I think this is an interesting use of it. I’m skeptical that it will deliver any results (for a number of reasons), but it’s interesting to consider as a way to canvas a local area for responses. I don’t especially like the medium, but it’s a novel approach to try and find witnesses in the area.

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