Man accused of throwing six-year-old boy off 10th floor balcony at Tate Modern gallery in London named
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Man accused of throwing six-year-old boy off 10th floor balcony at Tate Modern gallery in London named

THE TEENAGER accused of throwing a young boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in London last summer has been identified.

Jonty Bravery stands accused of attempted murder after allegedly throwing the six-year-old child from the 10th floor of the gallery on Sunday, August 4.

Mr. Bravery has been named after a reporting restriction protecting his identity expired after the suspect turned 18.

He was previously protected by the restriction that prevented the reporting of his name as he was a child.

However, Recorder of London Nicholas Hilliard QC, ruled during a sitting at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, that the defendant could now be identified after an application for a new restriction was turned down.

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No further details surrounding the case involving Mr. Bravery can be discussed.

The identity of the six-year-old victim is also being protected, with reports describing the child as a “French boy”.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to raise funds towards the boy’s medical care, the boy is “making progress” but remains in a serious condition with a raft of injuries including a spinal fracture.

A statement issued on the page by the child’s family said:  "our little boy doesn't know anymore how to speak, to eat or to move his body".

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Despite this the boy is now able to move his tongue as well as his right arm and hand.

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His family said: "We see his efforts. We believe with all our heart that he will find the way, from his head, to do everything again.

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

"We begin to see also, unfortunately, his suffering.

"Actually, he understands everything, but doesn't understand why he cannot manage to eat or swallow a little bit of yoghurt for instance... and he wants so much to be able to do it.

"We want to tell you that we don't have the choice: we have to be strong for our little boy.

"First because he keeps on smiling and making progress bravely, and secondly because we see that you count on us to take care of him.

"And we sincerely thank you for that. We will do everything to keep strong and take care of him. We promise."

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Nearly £100,000 has been so far raised via the GoFundMe page.