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Arrest made over cruel Tom Daley tweet

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Jul 31, 2012 | 7:15am EDT

The athlete received the cruel taunt after he and partner Pete Waterfield narrowly missed out on winning a medal when they finished fourth in a synchronised diving event at the London 2012 Games on Monday (30Jul12).

Shortly after the event, Daley reposted a message from a now suspended Twitter account, which read, "You let your dad down I hope you know that."

The defiant diver, whose father Rob died from brain cancer last year (11), responded, "After giving it my all... you get idiots sending me this..."

A 17-year-old boy was subsequently detained in Dorset, England "on suspicion of malicious communications" and faces a $3,920 (£2,500) if convicted.

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