BREAKING NEWS: Teenager who threw boy from the Tate Modern platform jailed for 15 years

THE teenager who threw a six-year-old French boy 100ft off the Tate Modern viewning platform in London has been jailed for 15 years.

Jonty Bravery, now 18, was said to “have a big smile on his face” in the wake of the attack and told the boy’s father “Yes I am mad.”

The Old Bailey previously heard that Jonty Bravery, 17 at the time of the attack, who is an autistic teenager, had spent more than 15 minutes stalking potential victims at the London tourist attraction.

Bravery (L) and the boy with his father on the right. image: Wikipedia

Bravery was said to have “scooped [the victim] up and, without any hesitation, carried him straight to the railings and threw him over.” Stunned witnesses looked on as the boy fell on to a platform below, he had admitted charges against him and the Judge, when sentencing, said Bravery was “Very likely never to be released.”

A statement from a lawyer for the French boys parents says he is still receiving treatment for his injuries.

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