A teenager has been arrested over tweets directed at Great Britain diver Tom Daley (pic).
A teenager has been arrested over tweets directed at Great Britain diver Tom Daley (pic). Getty Images Sport - Clive Rose

Teenager arrested over tweets

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of posting malicious Twitter messages directed at British Olympic diver Tom Daley, UK police said on Tuesday.

The first tweet told Daley that he let his dad down with his synchronised diving performance. Later, the tweeter threatens to drown Daley.

Daley's father died of brain cancer a year ago and the 18-year-old Olympian had hoped to win a medal "for myself and my dad." But he finished fourth on Monday, out of medal contention, in the 10-meter synchronised platform competition with teammate Pete Waterfield.

Daley tweeted a message complaining about some of the tweets sent to him by 
"idiots." He said the nasty tweet about his father came after he had been "giving it my all" in the bid for a medal.

Dorset Police said early Tuesday that a 17-year-old was arrested "on suspicion of malicious communications" in relation to his Twitter posts.

>> Read more at www.nzherald.co.nz


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