THE BRITISH teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from the 10th-floor of London's Tate Modern art gallery will be sentenced today for attempted murder.
Jonty Bravery, 18, allegedly threw the young French boy - who was visiting London with his family - from a viewing platform at the gallery in August last year in front of horrified onlookers.
The child miraculously survived the fall, but broke his spine, legs and arms as he fell onto a fifth-floor balcony below.
Bravery, who has been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder as well as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), admitted trying to kill the child.
The teenager was seen wandering about the viewing platform prior to throwing the boy over the edge, before allegedly telling a member of staff: "I think I've murdered someone. I've just thrown someone off the balcony."
The victim, whose identity is protected, still struggles to talk, eat and walk following the incident, according to a fundraising page set up by his family, which has raised over €200,000.
The latest update, which came on May 15, read: "Despite appalling conditions of confinement at the hospital, we are happy to announce that we are holding on and that our little knight has continued to make progress !!
"Our child has only his two boot-shaped splints now, and a splint on his left arm that he wears only at night. He still has to spend his day in a shape moulded seating fixed on his wheelchair.
His sentences are always hashed, syllable by syllable, because he still lacks breath and muscle tone. We don't always understand everything he says, especially when he's tired but he expresses himself more and more.
"He is very impatient to be able to walk on his own as before!
There is still a long way to go but we are holding on, even confined and masked. Take care of you, you all, and protect those you love.
"Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts. Stay safe xxx."