An 18-year-old man who is accused of attempting to murder a boy by throwing him from a balcony at the Tate Modern has been named as Jonty Bravery from west London.

Bravery, can be named as he has now turned 18 years old (he was 17 when charged).

The victim is a six-year-old French national and still cannot be named. Mr Bravery is due to appear at a plea hearing.

The six-year-old boy was visiting London with his family, he fell five floors from a 10th floor viewing platform on 4 August and suffered a bleed to the brain.

In a statement released, his family said he “keeps on smiling and making progress bravely”, but struggled “to speak, to eat or to move his body”.

“We see his efforts. We believe with all our heart that he will find the way, from his head, to do everything again,” they said.

“He is very brave. He keeps on smiling and reacting to our jokes.”

The GoFundMe page set up to help with medical care has raised nearly £100,000 for the boy.

(Image Credit: Met Police)


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