Warning over Tweets to Daley

Dorset Police investigating the Twitter abuse directed at British diver Tom Daley - after he finished fourth in the synchronised 10m diving - have issued a harassment warning to a 17-year-old arrested at a guest house in the Weymouth area.

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Tom Daley tweet probe player suspended

A Welsh Premier League footballer has been suspended after an abusive message was sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Port Talbot Town FC has confirmed its midfielder Daniel Thomas will be the subject of an internal investigation into a tweet sent to Team GB diver Daley.

Daley missed out on an Olympic medal in the men's synchronised diving event on Monday. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Daley, 18, and diving partner Pete Waterfield missed out winning a medal at the 2012 Olympics when they finished fourth in the 10m synchronised dive on Monday.

According to reports, a homophobic message was sent to Daley's Twitter page from the 10DanThomas10 account, which has since been deleted.

It comes following a separate "trolling" incident involving Daley which resulted in the arrest of a teenager.

Twitter user issued with harassment warning over Tom Daley tweets

Police have said that the 17-year old arrested in the Weymouth area this morning, on suspicion of malicious communication has been issued with a harassment warning in connection to tweets to Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Tom Daley Credit: Reuters

In addition to the warning the teenager has been bailed to return to the police station at a later date whilst Dorset Police investigate other communications on his Twitter account.


Police: Teenager arrested on suspicion of 'malicious communications'

A spokeswoman for Dorset police gave this statement regarding the arrest of a teenager over the Twitter abuse directed at Olympic diver Tom Daley:

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.

– Dorset police spokeswoman

Tom Daley Twitter abuse 'appalling'

Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village Duncan Goodhew has described the comments made by a Twitter troll against diver Tom Daley as "appalling".

Mr Goodhew, a gold and bronze medallist in swimming at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, said:

It is appalling that people behave that way. Becky Adlington, in fact, suffered probably far worse abuse, as well, if you remember the kerfuffle some years ago. 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.

– Duncan Goodhew, Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village


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