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Tate Modern fall boy's injuries 'not fully known'

Police car and ambulances outside the Tate Modern Image copyright PA Media
Image caption Emergency services were called to the Tate Modern on 4 August

The parents of a six-year-old boy who was allegedly thrown off a balcony at the Tate Modern have said they still don't know the extent of his injuries.

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

In a statement posted online his parents said he had faced "two long and difficult operations".

A 17-year-old boy charged with attempted murder appeared in court earlier this month.

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.

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Image caption The boy was taken to hospital after he was found on a fifth floor roof

In their statement his family thanked people for their support and said he remained in hospital.

They said: "He is stabilised, but we still do not know the full extent and severity of his injuries.

"But he is alive, struggling with all his strength and we remain hopeful."

A GoFundMe page has already raised nearly €44,000 (£40,000) for the boy and his family to help with "medical funds".

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