A YOUTH was arrested early today in Weymouth after threats were allegedly made to Olympic diver Tom Daley via the social networking site Twitter.

Dorset Police made the arrest at a guesthouse in the Weymouth area in the early hours.

A youth aged 17 is helping police with inquiries after he was arrested on suspicion of sending a malicious communication. 

Team GB athlete Tom Daley, 18, came fourth in the men's synchronised 10m platform diving event yesterday. He received message on Twitter telling him he had "let down his father." Daley's father died last year.