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Arrest made after Tom Daley Twitter abuse

Teenager picked up by police
Tue Jul 31 2012, 09:51
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A TEENAGER has been arrested by Dorset Police for sending a malicious message on Twitter to Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Dorset Police confirmed the arrest, but not the message that caused it. However, Daley himself has retweeted messages to get one Twitter user banned, suggesting that is the person who has been arrested.

"Regarding tweets to @TomDaley1994 - We are aware of the issue and we are actively looking into it," says one message from the police.

"Regarding tweets to @TomDaley1994 - [a] 17-year-old man [was] arrested this morning at a guest house in the Weymouth area. Enquiries continue," adds another.

Another account, apparently run by the same user, looks to have been set up more recently and is full of what looks like apologetic messages and concerns for the author's own personal safety.

Daley and his teammate had missed out on a medal in the synchronised diving event, prompting the twitterer to tell him that he had let down his deceased father. µ


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