Teen arrested in boy’s fall from top of London’s Tate Modern

Teen arrested in boy’s fall from top of London’s Tate Modern
Police, paramedics and fire crews are seen outside the Tate Modern gallery in London on August 4, 2019 after it was put on lock down and evacuated after an incident involving a child falling from height and being airlifted to hospital. (AFP)
Updated 05 August 2019

Teen arrested in boy’s fall from top of London’s Tate Modern

Teen arrested in boy’s fall from top of London’s Tate Modern
  • Located on the south side of the River Thames, the gallery was the UK’s most popular tourist attraction in 2018, generating 5.9 million visits

LONDON: A teenager was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Sunday after a 6-year-old child was thrown from the 10th floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern art gallery, police said.
The Metropolitan Police said officers and paramedics found the injured child on a fifth-floor roof of the Tate. He was taken by air ambulance to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police reported in a statement.
“A 17-year-old male had remained with members of the public on the10th floor viewing platform,” the statement said. “There is nothing to suggest that he is known to the victim.”
The outdoor viewing area and a rooftop bar sit atop the Tate Modern, which is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art. Visitors to the open terrace get free panoramic views of the British capital.
Located on the south side of the River Thames, the gallery was the UK’s most popular tourist attraction in 2018, generating 5.9 million visits, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.