Trolling and death threats on Twitter can get you arrested
Dorset police have confirmed the arrest of a 17-year-old boy in a Weymouth guesthouse following yesterday's malicious tweets aimed at the British Olympic diver, Tom Daley.
The tweets were sent shortly after Daley and diving partner Pete Waterfield just missed out on a Bronze medal and referenced Daley's late father who died from brain cancer last year. The troll went further, threatening to 'drown' the diver. A brief glance at the troll's Twitter feed suggested he had form given it was littered with offensive obscenities aimed at many different people.
We're fully in support of the arrest - trolling via social networking is now out of hand, and the sooner people realise that they're not anonymous and can be tracked down if they send malicious communications and death threats, the better.