ENGLISH NEWS: Teenager pleads guilty to throwing child off Tate Modern balcony

Jonty Bravery has pleased guilty to attempted murder. Credit: Facebook/Tate Modern.

THE teenager who threw a 6-year-old boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern in London, England, has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Jonty Bravery, 18, entered his plea during a short hearing at the Old Bailey in London today (Friday, December 6). He was remanded in custody by judge Nicholas Hilliard QC ahead of his sentencing hearing which will take place at a later date.

Bravery, who has autistic spectrum disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, was arrested moments after throwing the child from the 10th storey balcony of the tourist attraction in August of this year.

He was seen wandering around the Tate Modern viewing platform before picking up his victim and throwing him over the edge. Afterwards he approached a member of staff stating: “I think I’ve murdered someone, I’ve just thrown someone off the balcony.”

Bravery later told police he had to prove a point “to every idiot” who said he had no mental health issues, asking police if the incident was going to be on the news. He remarked: “I wanted to be on the news, who I am and why I did it, so when it is official no-one can say anything else.”

As Euro Weekly News understands, the victim, who cannot be named because of his age, continues to recover slowly in his native France after spending months in intensive care.

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