February trial for teen accused of throwing boy from Tate balcony

LONDON (dpa)- A British teenager who allegedly threw a 6-year-old boy from a 10th-floor viewing balcony at London's Tate Modern art gallery is to go on trial next year, a court said Thursday.
The trial over the charges of attempted murder was set to begin early February. Psychiatric reports have been ordered.

The 17-year-old male on Thursday made a brief appearance at London's Old Bailey Court confirming his name, date of birth, address and British nationality.
The judge ruled that neither he nor the victim be named.
Police were called to the gallery on Sunday after the boy - a French national visiting London with his family - was found on a fifth-floor roof. He was airlifted to hospital where he remains in a critical yet stable condition. He suffered a brain haemorrhage and fractures to the spine, legs and arms.
Police say there are no links between the suspect and the victim and are calling for witnesses to come forward.
The popular central London museum's viewing platform, overlooking the River Thames, is a highlight for many visitors.

Thursday, August 8th 2019

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