Teen arrested over Tom Daley Twitter abuse
August 1 , 2012
Police investigating abuse of British diver Tom Daley on Twitter have arrested a teenager.
After coming fourth in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform diving event on Monday, the 18-year-old received a message telling him he had let down his father, Rob.
Rob Daley died in May 2011 from brain cancer.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communications.
A Dorset police spokesman is yet to confirm whether the arrest was over the tweets to Daley or subsequent Twitter conversations with other users.
Daley responded to the tweet by posting: "After giving it my all...you get idiots sending me this..."
The user later tweeted an apology over the comment.