6-year-old boy thrown from London’s Tate Modern gallery begins to speak

LONDON: A six-year-old French boy who was thrown off the 10th-floor viewing platform of London's Tate Modern art gallery has uttered his first syllables, his family said.

The boy suffered a broken spine, legs and arm in the attack, which happened in front of horrified visitors to the riverside contemporary art gallery on Aug 4.

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Jonty Bravery, 18, pleaded guilty to attempted murder at a hearing in London's Central Criminal Court on Dec 6 and is in custody awaiting sentencing.

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In a post published Wednesday on a GoFundMe page helping to pay for their son's recovery, the family said the boy has also regained some movement in his limbs.

"Our little knight begins to speak!" the family wrote.

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"He pronounces one syllable after another, not all of them, and most of the time we have to guess what he means but it's better and better. It's a wonderful progress!"

But the family stressed he remained in great pain and that progress was slow.

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