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Boy injured in Tate Modern plunge now able to go outside in wheelchair

French schoolboy, six, thrown from the Tate Modern viewing platform has been able to go outside in his wheelchair and can now move his legs and kiss his loved ones, family reveal

  • In a post on his GoFundMe page, his family said their ‘little knight’ is progressing
  • The page has raised more than £119,000 to support his rehabilitation
  • Jonty Bravery, 18, is accused of attempted murder after allegedly throwing him

The six-year old boy seriously injured after allegedly being thrown from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern art gallery in London is now able to venture outside, his family said.

The French youngster, who cannot be named because of his age, has also regained some movement in his legs as he continues to recover from the fall three months on.

In a post on a GoFundMe page, which has raised more than 138,000 euros (£119,000) to support the boy’s rehabilitation, his family said their ‘little knight’ was making progress.

The six-year old boy seriously injured after allegedly being thrown from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern art gallery in London is now able to venture outside. Pictured: Police and ambulance services on the scene at the Tate Modern

In a post on the boy’s GoFundMe page, his family said their ‘little knight’ was progressing well with his rehabilitation


Jonty Bravery (left and right in a court sketch) is accused of throwing the six-year-old boy from a 200ft balcony at the Tate Modern

They said: ‘We would like to share with you some good news of our little knight.

‘He is making lots of progresses. We can now bring him outside in a wheelchair to breath fresh air.

‘It’s tiring for him but he really likes it, of course.

‘He’s very smiling and he laughs a lot again. He begins to move his legs since a few days, just a tiny little bit but it is really wonderful to see…!’

‘And just since today, he manages to make real kisses.

The victim fell from the observation balcony of the Len Blavatnik wing of the art gallery

The victim, visiting the London museum with his French family, plunged 100ft on to a roof five floors below (pictured, the aftermath). 

‘It warms our hearts so much… Thank you all of you. We hope we will give you other good news as soon as possible.’

Last month, the family revealed the six-year-old had been moved out of intensive care into a rehabilitation centre with an ‘armour of splints’ keeping many of his limbs in place as he heals.

Jonty Bravery, 18, is accused of attempted murder after allegedly throwing the boy from the 10th floor of the London tourist attraction on August 4.

Bravery, from West London, is due to appear in court for a plea hearing next month.

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