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Boy, 6, thrown from Tate Modern balcony is ‘moving legs again’

Tate plunge boy 'now able to go outside'

The boy suffered a bleed to the brain and fractures to his spine, legs and arms (Picture: PA)

A six-year-old boy allegedly thrown from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern is starting to move his legs again, his family have said.

The French youngster, who cannot be named due to his age, suffered a bleed to the brain and fractures to his spine, legs and arms.

His parents previously stated that he was only able to communicate by smiling, but now say their ‘little knight’ is ‘making lots of progresses’.

In an update posted on a Go Fund Me page for the boy, they said: ‘We would like to share with you some good news of our little knight.

‘He is making lots of progresses. We can now bring him outside in a wheelchair to breath fresh air. It’s tiring for him but he really likes it, of course.

File photo dated 4/8/2019 of emergency crews attending a scene at the Tate Modern art gallery following an incident where a child fell. A 17-year-old is due to appear before a Crown Court judge for the first time, charged with allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 8, 2019. The teenager's case is expected for a short mention hearing at the Old Bailey in central London, after he was charged with attempted murder over the incident at the weekend. See PA story COURTS Tate. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

His family said he is now laughing and has started moving his legs (Picture: PA)

Police officers overlook from the viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery, following the arrest of a 17-year-old male on suspicion of attempted murder after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the tenth floor viewing platform. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 4, 2019. See PA story POLICE Tate. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The family were on holiday in the UK at the time of the incident (Picture: PA)

‘He’s very smiling and he laughs a lot again. He begins to move his legs since a few days, just a tiny little bit but it is really wonderful to see…!

‘And just since today, he manages to make real kisses. It warms our hearts so much. Thank you all of you. We hope we will give you other good news as soon as possible.’

The boy had been visiting the Tate Modern gallery, in London, on August 4 when he was allegedly thrown from the 10th floor viewing platform.

Last month, his parents revealed he had moved out of intensive care into a rehabilitation centre with an ‘armour of splints’ keeping many of his limbs in place as he heals.

Suspect Jonty Bravery, 18, from West London, is accused of attempted murder and is due to appear in court for a plea hearing next month.



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