Teenager Arrested For Attempted Murder After Young Boy Thrown From Tate Modern Viewing Platform

4 August 2019, 18:32 | Updated: 5 August 2019, 10:14

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a young boy was thrown from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in London.

A six-year-old boy is in a critical condition after being thrown from the tenth floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery on London's south bank by a teenager.

Police officers were called shortly before 3pm on Sunday, and a 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into police custody.

In a statement, the Met Police said the teenager remained with members of the public on the tenth floor platform, and there was nothing to suggest he was known to the victim.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a young boy was thrown off a viewing platform at the Tate Modern
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a young boy was thrown off a viewing platform at the Tate Modern. Picture: PA

The victim was found on a fifth floor roof and treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital by London's Air Ambulance.

The boy's family are being supported by police.

Tate Modern: Six-Year-Old Thrown From 10th Floor Is In Critical But Stable Condition

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