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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.


Police arrest teenager over Tom Daley Twitter abuse

A 17-year-old male was arrested at a guest house in the Weymouth area of Dorset Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.


Deputy Mayor of Olympic Village says tweet against Daley was 'appalling'

Duncan Goodhew, the Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village, told ITVs Daybreak that the the tweet against Tom Daley was 'appaling'.

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."

– Duncan Goodhew, Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village

Police investigate twitter troll

A twitter user accused Tom Daley of letting his late father down Credit: ITV Westcountry

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.