Teen who threw boy from Tate 'wanted to be on TV'

The incident happened in early August

The incident happened in early August

Afterwards he approached a member of staff stating: "I think I've murdered someone, I've just thrown someone off the balcony".

The judge turned down an application from the local authority to extend reporting restrictions beyond his 18th birthday, the point at which youths can ordinarily be named.

The 100-foot-fall left the child with fractures to his spine, arms, and legs, and bleeding in the brain.

Bravery is anticipated to be sentenced on Monday, 17 February subsequent 12 months.

The victim, who can not be named because of his age, continues to recover slowly in his native France after spending months in intensive care.

The boy, a French tourist, was hospitalized with serious injuries following the incident on August 4, which took place on the 10th floor of the museum. Round £130,000 has been raised on the GoFundMe web site because the incident.

He advised the police he needed to show a degree "to each fool" who mentioned he had no psychological well being issues, asking police if the incident was going to be on the information.

"I plead guilty. Guilty, yeah correct", Bravery, who did not know the victim, said Friday.

Bravery's lawyer Philippa McAtasney QC instructed the court docket he had been assessed as having autistic spectrum dysfunction, obsessive compulsive dysfunction and was more likely to have a persona dysfunction.

CPS prosecutor Emma Jones said it was "extraordinary" Bravery's victim survived the fall.

"Eye witness accounts and CCTV footage, together with Bravery's admissions on the time of the arrest that his actions have been pre-planned, meant he had little selection however to simply accept duty for his actions". "We hope he makes as full a recovery as possible".

After the court hearing, the boy's parents said in a statement that he needs "intensive rehabilitation" and had yet to recover the use of all his limbs or cognitive capabilities.

Detective Chief Inspector John Massey said: "This was an incredibly unusual and traumatic event and I can only imagine the horror the victim's family felt as they realised what had happened to their child".

"Life stopped for us four months ago", the family said. "We don't know when, or even when, we can return to work, or return to our dwelling, which isn't tailored for a wheelchair".

In a statement his French mother and father said: "Hello everybody".

"What is clear is the damage that has been done to this family, who have remained courageous and dignified in the face of such trauma", he said.

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