Boy, 6, ‘thrown 100ft off Tate Modern by teenager’ has made ‘amazing progress’ but still can’t move or speak, family reveals
A SIX-year-old boy thrown the tenth floor of the Tate Modern is making “amazing progress” – but is still unable to move or speak, his family have revealed.
The boy faced “two long and difficult operations” after being left with a broken back and fractures to his limbs.
He also suffered a “deep” bleed to the brain in the fall on August 4.
His family today posted an update on his condition on GoFundMe page after well-wishers donated more than £54,000 to help him.
They said: “Hello everybody. Just a little message to tell you about our son’s amazing progress. He is an incredible fighter.
“Even if he can’t speak or move his body for the moment, we now know for sure that he understands us: he smiles and we saw him laughing several times since a couple of days when we were telling him some funny things or when we were reading to him some stories.
“It gives us lots of strength and hope, as much as the strength you, all of you, give us since the beginning with your kind messages. Thank you so much for what you do for our little boy and for us.”
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The boy was visiting the capital with his family from France when he plunged 100ft from a viewing gallery.
A 17-year-old boy charged with attempted murder appeared in court last month where a psychiatric report was ordered.
The judge Nicholas Hilliard made an order that neither the teenager nor the young French boy could be identified.