A 17-year-old boy arrested in Weymouth this morning on suspicion of malicious communications after he tweeted diver Tom Daley has been issued with a harassment warning.
The teenager's been bailed to return to a Dorset police station at a later date while Dorset Police investigate other comments made on his social networking account.
Olympic officials have condemned malicious tweets sent to Plymouth diver Tom Daley. A seventeen year old has been arrested in Weymouth after Tom received a message referring to his father, who died last year.
A spokeswoman for Dorset police gave this statement regarding the arrest of a teenager over the Twitter abuse directed at Olympic diver Tom Daley:
– DORSET POLICE SPOKESWOMAN
A 17-year-old man was arrested by Dorset Police officers in the early hours this morning at a guesthouse in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communications. He is currently helping police with their inquiries.
Police say they have arrested a teenager after a Twitter troll accused Team GB diver Tom Daley of letting down his late father.
A 17-year-old male has been arrested at a guest house in the Weymouth area of Dorset, according to a tweet from Dorset Police.
Duncan Goodhew, the Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village, told ITVs Daybreak that the the tweet against Tom Daley was 'appaling'.
– Duncan Goodhew, Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village
It is appalling that people behave that way.
I suppose that social media in one sense is fantastic, but turned the wrong way round it is very, very personal and it destroys people's lives.
So I think people should be much more careful about what they say."
Police are investigating after a twitter user accused Plymouth diver Tom Daley of letting his late father down. A 17-year-old was arrested in Weymouth this morning in connection with the tweet.
Daley and his partner Pete Waterfield missed out on a medal yesterday when they finished fourth in the men's synchronised 10 metre platform diving event at the Olympics.
Dorset Police arrested a 17-year-old at a guest house in Weymouth today after malicious tweets were sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley.