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Teenager who threw boy from 10th floor of Tate Modern admits attempted murder | UK News



Teenager Jonty Bravery, who threw a six-year-old boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery, has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Recorder of London Nicholas Hilliard QC remanded the 18-year-old in custody ahead of a sentencing hearing in February.

The victim, who cannot be named because of his age, is recovering slowly in his native France after spending months in intensive care.

The boy’s family wrote on a GoFundMe page last month that he is “now able to venture outside” and has regained some movement in his legs.

The page has raised around £130,000 for the boy’s medical treatment.

Bravery, of west London, was arrested moments after throwing the child from the 10th storey balcony of the tourist attraction on Sunday 4 August.

The teenager’s lawyer Philippa McAtasney QC told the court he has been assessed as having autistic spectrum disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and was likely to have a personality disorder.

Before entering his guilty plea, Bravery confirmed his identity and said his nationality was “white British”.

Speaking via video link from custody, he was asked how he pleaded to the charge of attempted murder and replied: “I plead guilty. Guilty, yeah correct.”

Mr Justice Edis adjourned sentencing until 17 February for the completion of a report.

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