THE TEEN accused of throwing a six-year-old boy from the tenth floor of London’s Tate Modern can be named and pictured for the first time as he turns 18 today.
Jonty Bravery allegedly threw the French boy, who cannot be named, from the tenth-floor viewing deck to a fifth-floor roof of the Tate.
The boy fractured his spine, legs and arms and suffered a bleed to the brain.
The French family said he now “struggles to understand why he can’t move, swallow or talk”.
On a GoFundMe page that has so far raised £80,000 they wrote: “Our little boy begins to do his best to move his tongue, his right arm and hand.
“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.
“He doesn’t understand why he cannot manage to eat or swallow a bit of yoghurt and he wants so much to be able to do it. We have to be strong for him.
“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.”
The boy, who is now back in France, was visiting the gallery while on holiday with his mum on August 4.
In a previous update the boy’s family described him as an “incredible fighter” and said he had been able to laugh.
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Two weeks after the incident, his parents said their son had undergone “two long and difficult operations” and he was “struggling with all his strength” to recover.
Bravery, from West London, who turns 18 today, has been charged with attempted murder.
He is due to stand trial next year.
The six-year-old boy who was ‘thrown’ from the tenth floor of London’s Tate Modern can only smile to communicate, his family said[/caption]
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