A 17-year-old boy arrested as part of an investigation into Twitter messages sent to the diver Tom Daley after he and team-mate Pete Waterfield missed out on a medal on Monday has been issued with a harassment warning.
Dorset police say the teenager was bailed pending an investigation into other communications on his Twitter account.
The teenager was held at a guesthouse in Weymouth, Dorset, hours after Daley retweeted messages he had been sent soon after finishing fourth in the 10m men’s synchronised platform diving event. Daley, 18, retweeted a message that said: “You let your dad down i hope you know that.” The diver added: “After giving it my all … you get idiots sending me this …”
Daley’s father, Rob, died from cancer last year.
Holy fuck. To think we thought the 2008 games in China were oppressive. Fuck the UK Olympics and all the wankers involved.