No charge over Daley tweet

A semi-professional footballer will not be prosecuted over a homophobic tweet he wrote about the Olympic synchronised diving duo Tom Daley Peter Waterfield. The DPP is to issue new social media guidelines "because of emerging issues and challenges."

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Police to focus on only 'most serious' social media offences

Chief Constable Andy Trotter, the lead on communications for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), said:

Many offensive comments are made every day on social media and guidance will assist the police to focus on the most serious matters.

There is not only the matter of principle to be addressed but also the practicality of dealing with thousands of potential offences.

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