Tate Modern: Teenager To Go On Trial Next Year

8 August 2019, 15:37 | Updated: 8 August 2019, 15:41

Emergency crews attending a scene at the Tate Modern art gallery following an incident where a child fell
Emergency crews attending a scene at the Tate Modern art gallery following an incident where a child fell. Picture: PA

A 17-year-old male will go on trial for attempted murder next year after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the 10th floor viewing platform of the Tate Modern art gallery.

The teenager's trial date has been set for 3 February next year.

The incident at the Tate Modern involved a young child who remains in a stable, but critical condition in hospital with his family.

The six-year-old boy is a French national visiting London with his family.

He was found on a fifth-floor roof and treated at the scene before being flown to hospital by London’s air ambulance.

Appealing for witnesses on Monday, DCI John Massey said: “It would have been incredibly distressing to watch, and it may be that you left Tate Modern very quickly after. If you have not yet spoken to us about what you saw, please contact us without delay.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 721 4868 or @MetCC quoting CAD 4660/4August.

You can also contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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