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Tate Modern fall: Boy, 6, 'able to move legs'

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image captionEmergency services were called to London's Tate Modern on 4 August

A six-year-old boy who was allegedly thrown off a balcony at the Tate Modern is able to move his legs and go outside, according to his family.

The boy, who was visiting London with his family, suffered a "deep" bleed to the brain in the fall on 4 August.

He uses a wheelchair but can move his legs "just a tiny bit", his family said.

Jonty Bravery, 18, is accused of his attempted murder. He is due to appear in court for a plea hearing next month.

Mr Bravery was 17 when he was charged in August but could not be named until his 18th birthday in October.

The six-year-old boy, who is a French national, fell five floors from a 10th floor viewing platform.

A court previously heard he sustained a fractured spine, along with leg and arm fractures.

Last month, the family revealed the boy moved out of intensive care into a rehabilitation centre with an "armour of splints" keeping his limbs in place as theyheal.

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image captionThe boy was taken to hospital after he was found on a fifth floor roof

In a statement, his family thanked well-wishers for their support and said he remained in hospital.

They said: "We would like to share with you some good news of our little knight. He is making lots of progresses.

"We can now bring him outside in a wheelchair to breath[e] fresh air.

"He begins to move his legs since a few days, just a tiny little bit but it is really wonderful to see."

A GoFundMe page has raised almost €139,000 (£120,000) for the boy and his family to help with "medical funds".

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