Man arrested over Olympics tweets
British police arrested a man today after offensive tweets were sent to British diver Tom Daley when he failed to win a medal in his first event at the London Olympics
The Olympic poster boy and his partner Pete Waterfield were in with a chance of clinching the host nation's first gold of
the Games in the synchronised 10-metre platform event yesterday, but fluffed their fourth dive and wound up just outside the medals.
Mr Daley, whose father Robert died from cancer last year, repeated a tweet from user @Rileyy_69 to his followers that
said: "you let your dad down i hope you know that". The diver responded: "After giving it my all ... you get
idiots sending me this."
The user later apologised.
"A 17-year-old man was arrested by Dorset Police officers in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, at a guest house in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communication," police said in a statement. "He is currently helping police with their enquiries."