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Teen arrested over Tom Daley Twitter abuse

  • 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.