Six-year-old boy critical after being thrown off London’s Tate Modern

FILE PHOTO: The view from a new viewing platform during the unveiling of the New Tate Modern in London, Britain, June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

LONDON (Reuters) – A six-year-old boy who was thrown from a 10th floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in central London is in a critical but stable condition in hospital, police said on Monday.

The boy was reportedly thrown from the 10th floor viewing platform of the attraction in central London on Sunday afternoon and was found on a fifth floor roof, police said.

He was rushed to hospital by helicopter. His mother was heard by witnesses screaming “Wheres my son, wheres my son?”.

Police said the injured boy remained in a critical but stable condition.

“Officers continue to work hard to establish the circumstances of yesterdays incident,” police said in a statement. “The six-year-old boys condition remains the same and officers are supporting his family.”

A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody, police said. The teenager had remained with members of the public on the viewing platform after the boys fall.

“There is nothing to suggest that he is known to the victim,” police said.

The Tate Modern, situated in a former power station next to the River Thames, was the mosRead More

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