Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy as part of an investigation into malicious Twitter messages sent to the Team GB diver Tom Daley after he and his team-mate, Pete Waterfield, missed out on a medal at the Olympics.
The boy was held at a guesthouse in Weymouth, Dorset, hours after Daley, 18, had retweeted messages he had been sent soon after finishing fourth in the 10m men's synchronised platform diving event.
A spokeswoman for Dorset police 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 inquiries."
Daley retweeted a message which said: "You let your dad down i hope you know that."
Daley's father Rob died last year from brain cancer.
Speaking before the Olympics, Daley revealed that his father "gave me all the inspiration that I've needed".
The teenager, from Plymouth in Devon, told the BBC: "Winning a medal would make all the struggles that I've had worthwhile. It's been my dream since a very young age to compete at an Olympics.
"I'm doing it for myself and my dad. It was both our dreams from a very young age.
"I always wanted to do it and Dad was so supportive of everything.
"It would make it extra special to do it for him."
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