FILE PHOTO: People take in a view from the Tate Modern building in London, Britain October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – A teenager appeared in court on Tuesday charged with attempted murder after a six-year-old French boy was reportedly thrown from a 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in central London.
The 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Sunday shortly after the boy, who was visiting London with his family, was found on a fifth floor roof.
Bromley Youth Court was told the boy had sustained a bleed on the brain and fractures to his spine, legs and arms, Sky News reported. He is in a stable but critical condition in hospital.
Police said it was being treated as an isolated incident and that there was no link between the boy and the 17-year-old.
The teenager was remanded in custody until Thursday when he is due to appear before London’s Old Bailey court.
The Tate Modern, situated in a former power station next to the River Thames, was the most popular attraction in Britain in 2018 with almost six million visitors, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison