Police arrest teenager over Tom Daley Twitter abuse

Tom Daley during the training session at the Aquatics Centre. Credit: PA

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.

Daley and his partner Pete Waterfield missed out on a medal when they finished fourth in the men's synchronised 10m platform diving event at the Olympics.

Shortly afterwards, Daley retweeted a message from a Twitter user that made reference to the diver's late father.

Daley's father Rob died in 2011 from brain cancer. Speaking before the Olympics, Daley revealed his father "gave me all the inspiration that I've needed".

Dorset Police confirmed on Twitter it was investigating the incident:

This article was updated on Tuesday July 31.