Teenager, 18, who threw six-year-old boy from 100ft Tate Modern balcony is jailed for at least 15 years for attempted murder
The teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from the Tate Modern’s 100ft balcony has been jailed for at least 15 years.
Jonty Bravery, 18, was sentenced this morning at London’s Old Bailey for his attempted murder conviction following his guilty plea in December.
It concluded a two-day sentencing hearing where Bravery appeared via video link from Broadmoor Hospital.
On August 4, 2019, Bravery, from Ealing, west London, scooped up the French child, who had momentarily skipped away from his parents, before flinging him over the barriers.
The day before, the teenager surfed the internet which chilling searches such as ‘guaranteed ways to go to jail’ and ‘where can I buy sulphuric acid in Northolt’.
Bravery would later disclose to a psychiatrist he had researched the easiest way to kill someone.
The Old Bailey heard he subsequently narrowed it down to three possibilities: strangling a woman or a child, drowning a child, or throwing someone off a tall building.
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Jonty Bravery has been jailed for at least 15 years for attempted murder when he threw a six-year-old boy from the Tate Modern viewing gantry