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Teen charged with attempted murder after 'throwing' boy from London gallery

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A 17-year-old who allegedly threw a six-year-old boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in London has been charged with attempted murder.

A 17-year-old male has been charged with attempted murder after a six-year-old boy was allegedly thrown from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in London.

The accused will appear before Bromley Youth Court on Tuesday.

The Tate Modern gallery on Monday.
The Tate Modern gallery on Monday.
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Police are continuing to appeal for further witnesses to come forward.

The injured boy remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital with his family, who continue to be supported by officers.

The Tate Modern, a leading contemporary art museum on the banks of the River Thames, was initially locked down but visitors were later allowed to leave. 

The Tate Modern is Britain's top visitor attraction, with 5.87 million visits in 2018, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

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