A teenager accused of throwing a boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern art gallery will be on trial next year. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Teen accused of throwing boy from Tate Modern to stand trial

LONDON — A teenager accused of throwing a 6-year-old French boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern art gallery will undergo psychiatric assessment before he stands trial next year.

A judge at London’s Central Criminal Court on Thursday set a provisional date of Feb. 3 for the start of the 17-year-old’s trial for attempted murder.

The suspect was ordered held in youth detention. He has not yet entered a plea, and his lawyers have asked for psychiatric reports before he does so.

The younger child suffered fractures to his spine, arms and legs and a bleed on the brain after falling 100 feet (30 metres) onto a roof on Sunday.

Police don’t believe the victim and the suspect knew one another.

Neither can be named because of their ages.

By The Associated Press

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