Boy, 6, who was thrown 100ft off Tate balcony 'happy to see his toys again' as he returns home – and visits the beach

THE boy who was thrown 100ft off the Tate Modern has returned home and visited the beach.

His parents have told how the six-year-old was "super happy to see his toys again", after the horror attack in Central London last year.

The youngster, who cannot be named, was left with a broken back, fractures to his limbs and a bleed on the brain after being hurled from a viewing platform.

In June Jonty Bravery, 18, was jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder.

But after warned he would be needed constant care until 2022, an update on a GoFundMe site, set up to raise money for the boy's medical care, said his parents had brought him home for a weekend.

The statement told how the family went to the beach and he built sandcastles with a pal, but is still unable to move freely.

It added: "He also returned at home for the first time and he was super happy to see his house and his toys again, even though he couldn't go upstairs to see his room."

The parents said he is getting better and slowly recovering from his extensive injuries, but cannot walk on his own.

Witnesses said the teen "scooped" the lad, who was visiting the UK from France, up in his arms and chucked him over the railing "without any hesitation".


The boy was forced to spend two months in intensive care and left unable to speak or eat after the horror attack on August 4.

He was "fortunate not to die" in the attempted killing, which was described as a "whisper away from a murder".

Bravery – then aged 17 – told the boy's dad, who believed the horror attack was a "joke" until he saw his son's mangled body below: "Yes, I am mad."

The court was previously told that when he was arrested, Bravery said he had travelled to the London gallery with the intention of hurting someone so he could be on the TV news that evening.

He said: "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."

Bravery, who has been in Broadmoor Hospital since last October, is on the autistic spectrum and is likely to have a personality disorder.

The victim's parents said in a statement before Bravery was jailed: "Words cannot express the horror and fear his actions have brought up on us and our son who now, six months on (at the time of the victim impact statement), is wondering why he's in hospital.

"How can one explain to a child that someone deliberately tried to kill him?

"How can he now ever trust mankind?"

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has been carrying out a serious case review into Bravery's care as the council was responsible for the handling of it.

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