Teen who threw boy off balcony 'wanted to be on the news'

A teenager has admitted throwing a young boy off the 10th floor of a London museum because he wanted to be on the news. 

Jonty Bravery threw a six-year-old from the viewing platform at the Tate Modern in August. The boy fell five stories onto an adjacent rooftop, and survived.

The 18-year-old told the court he did it to prove "to every idiot" his concerns about his mental health were genuine, and asked police at the scene if he'd be on TV. 

"I wanted to be on the news, who I am and why I did it, so when it is official no one can say anything else."

Bravery is on the autism spectrum and has obsessive-compulsive disorder, BBC News reports

The six-year-old French boy remains in hospital, suffering brain bleed and fractures, including to his spine.

"He is constantly awoken by pain and he can't communicate that pain or call out to hospital staff," his family said in a statement.

"Life stopped for us four months ago. We don't know when, or even if, we will be able to return to work, or return to our home, which is not adapted for a wheelchair. We are exhausted, we don't know where this all leads, but we go on."

A GoFundMe fundraising page has raised more than €150,000 for his family. 

Bravery will be sentenced in February.