A six-year-old boy seriously injured after allegedly being thrown from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern art gallery has been moved out of intensive care, his family said.
The French youngster, who cannot be named because of his age, is now in a rehabilitation centre and looks like “a little knight” with splints keeping many of his limbs in place as he recovers from the ordeal.
In a post on the GoFundMe page, which has raised more than £107,000 for his care, the injured boy’s family said he was making progress but had not yet been able to speak.
They said: “He is now in a rehabilitation centre.
“He still has some metal in his body but instead of plasters he has got a full armour of splints: legs, feet, hands, arms, neck and torso.
“It is impressive – he looks like a little knight, and we can take these splints off sometimes.
“He also makes some little progresses – he moves his right hand more and more and arm on command (he catches us most of the time when we are nearby!) even if he feels sometimes a little bit sad when he doesn’t manage to do what he tries.
“We really hope he will speak and eat again as soon as possible, but we know that it can take months.
“Thank you so much all of you again to help us in our fight, our little boy doesn’t give up, and we neither!”
Suspect Jonty Bravery, 18, is accused of attempted murder after allegedly throwing the boy from the 10th floor of the London tourist attraction on August 4.
Bravery, from West London, is due to appear in court for a plea hearing next month.
We need your help to keep speaking the truth
Every story that you have come to us with; each injustice you have asked us to investigate; every campaign we have fought; each of your unheard voices we amplified; we do this for you. We are making a difference on your behalf.
Our fight is your fight. You’ve supported our collective struggle every time you gave us a like; and every time you shared our work across social media. Now we need you to support us with a monthly donation.
We have published nearly 2,000 articles and over 50 films in 2021. And we want to do this and more in 2022 but we don’t have enough money to go on at this pace. So, if you value our work and want us to continue then please join us and be part of The Canary family.
In return, you get:
* Advert free reading experience
* Quarterly group video call with the Editor-in-Chief
* Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
* 20% discount in our shop
Almost all of our spending goes to the people who make The Canary’s content. So your contribution directly supports our writers and enables us to continue to do what we do: speaking truth, powered by you. We have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence our vital opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right-wing mainstream media.
With your help we can continue:
* Holding political and state power to account
* Advocating for the people the system marginalises
* Being a media outlet that upholds the highest standards
* Campaigning on the issues others won’t
* Putting your lives central to everything we do
We are a drop of truth in an ocean of deceit. But we can’t do this without your support. So please, can you help us continue the fight?