Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tom Daley Hate Tweet: Police Arrest a Teenager....on suspicion of malicious communications

A 17-year-old has been arrested after malicious tweets were sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Dorset Police, investigating the alleged abuse, said the teenager was held at a guesthouse in Weymouth hours after 18-year-old Daley received the messages on social networking site Twitter.

A police spokeswoman said: "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 enquiries."

Daley and his Team GB diving partner Pete Waterfield missed out on a London 2012 Olympic medal after finishing in fourth place in the men's synchronised 10m platform final on Monday.

After the event, Daley tweeted: "#gutted so sorry everyone but we tried our best and we can't afford to miss a dive at this standard... bring on individual!"

Shortly afterwards, he hit out a Twitter user who accused him of letting down his father, who died in 2011 from brain cancer.

Daley retweeted a message from @Rileyy_69 which said: "You let your dad down i hope you know that." Read More