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Beth Tweddle urges public to report online abuse

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle has called on the public to help those behind big social networking sites better police online trolls.

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Beth Tweddle was subjected to abuse during an online question and answer session for Sky. Credit: PA

The Dancing On Ice star was the victim of abuse on Twitter last month and urged users to report any abuse they saw online.

"For me, Facebook and Twitter are all massive sites, they have got the key features of reporting it (abuse) - you can email them or you can get hold of them to say you have had a problem with the site.

"But it is also a case of the general public helping them - if they see something they are not happy with or they feel it is abuse against them or someone else then report it."

The triple world champion added: "It is just a case of 'when you send that, before you press send, how far do you want it to go?' If your Nan saw it, would she be pleased with it?"

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Beth Tweddle presented with gold sculpture

Olympic gymnast and Dancing on Ice Champion Beth Tweddle was back in Liverpool today to unveil a body cast of herself.

Beth Tweddle and her gold sculpture Credit: Rachel Townsend

The gold sculpture was made in celebration of her Olympic bronze medal and will be on display at the Liverpool Museum.

It's the first time Beth has been back in the North West since winning the ITV show Dancing on Ice.

Beth Tweddle and her gold sculpture Credit: Rachel Townsend

Fans congratulate Tweddle on skating triumph

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So glad @bethtweddlenews won she was amazing and got so many bad comments at start , glad she proved judges wrong #DOI !!!

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@bethtweddlenews @thedanwhiston SO glad you won guys! Totally deserved! Your Bolero was amazing!!

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Matt congratulates Beth on skating win

It's been an amazing 10 weeks. Congratulations to Beth, really well done, a great contender. Dan, congratulations mate.

I've actually fallen in love with skating now and I'm not going to give it up, I'm going to keep going.

I can't thank Chris and Jane enough or thank Brianne enough, she's one in a million, I'll never find another one like her.

– Matt Lapinskas
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