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Teenager admits throwing boy from Tate Modern

Image copyright Jonty Bravery Image caption Jonty Bravery was 17 years old when he was charged A teenager said he threw a boy from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern in London because he wanted to be on the TV news. Jonty Bravery, 18, from Ealing pleaded guilty to attempted murder at the Old…

Teenager admits throwing boy from Tate Modern

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Jonty Bravery

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Jonty Bravery was 17 years old when he was charged

A teenager said he threw a boy from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern in London because he wanted to be on the TV news.

Jonty Bravery, 18, from Ealing pleaded guilty to attempted murder at the Old Bailey.

The six-year-old boy was visiting London from France with his family and suffered a “deep” bleed to the brain in the fall on 4 August. His injuries have been described as life-changing.

Bravery was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing in February.

When he was arrested Bravery told police he had planned in advance to hurt someone at the Tate Modern to be on TV.

“The boy was singled out by Bravery who threw him from the viewing platform intending to kill him.

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“That he survived the five storey fall was extraordinary,” said Emma Jones of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

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The boy was taken to hospital after he was found on a fifth floor roof

Bravery, who was arrested moments afterwards, was 17 when he was charged but could not be named until his 18th birthday in October.

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