Twitter prosecutions 'may fall'

Fewer criminal charges are likely to be brought against people who post offensive messages on Twitter or Facebook, under new guidelines published today by the Crown Prosecution Service.

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Tom Daley Tweet 'was not a criminal offence'

Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has told Daybreak that the abusive Twitter message about Olympic diving star Tom Daley was not a criminal offence, despite it being offensive.

"The message was meant for a limited audience, it was removed swiftly, other action was taken and we consulted with Tom Daley," he added.

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