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UK police arrest man over Twitter insult directed at Olympian

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LONDON (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested in connection to Twitter postings directed at British Olympic diver Tom Daley.

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

Afterward, a Twitter user sent him several negative messages, including: "You let your dad down i hope you know that."

Dorset Police said early Tuesday that a 17-year-old man was arrested at a guest house in Weymouth "on suspicion of malicious communications" in relation to Twitter threats made against Daley.

In Britain, tweeting messages considered menacing can lead to prosecution.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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