THE 17-YEAR-OLD teenager arrested for allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from the viewing platform of a London art gallery has been charged with attempted murder.
The boy, reportedly a French national on holiday in the UK with his family, fell five floors from Tate Modern onto an adjacent roof
He was flown to hospital where he remains in a stable but critical condition.
The teenager was arrested by police responding to the incident, which occurred around 2:40pm on Sunday, August 4.
According to an exclusive report from The Mirror, it has been claimed that the teen was a schizophrenic patient who had evaded his carers.
The report indicates the suspect was staying in a ‘secure home’ and was meant to be in the company of two minders at all times.
They allege that police are now investigating whether he left his accommodation without permission or went missing as part of a planned trip out.
The teenager is due in court this week.
DCI John Massey has issued an appeal for more witnesses to come forward.
“It would have been incredibly distressing to watch, and it may be that you left Tate Modern very quickly after,” he said.
“If you have not yet spoken to us about what you saw, please contact us without delay.”