Boy, 6, “Thrown Off Roof” In Central London

The Tate Modern, in central London

A six-year-old boy is in a critical but stable condition after he was “thrown” from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern art gallery in London.

The child was found on a fifth-floor roof after he was thrown from the viewing platform on Sunday afternoon.

A witness said they heard a “loud bang”, before seeing a woman scream: “Where’s my son, where’s my son?”

A 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder remains in police custody.

The Met Police said it was treating the “truly shocking incident” as an “isolated event with no distinct or apparent motive”.

“There is no link between the victim and male arrested,” Detective Chief Inspector John Massey said.

The force said the child was “no longer in a life-threatening situation”.

A witness, Nancy Barnfield, 47, of Rochdale, was at the 10th floor viewing gallery with a friend when her friend heard a “loud bang”.

Ms Barnfield said she turned and heard a woman screaming: “Where’s my son, where’s my son?”

Members of the public quickly gathered around a man who was nearby, she said.

Some witnesses claim the 17-year-old was punched in the face by an angry onlooker before being locked in a toilet for his own protection.

After the incident, the museum closed for the day

“Tate is working closely with the police to help with their investigations,” said a spokeswoman for the Tate Modern.

Police today confirmed the little boy’s family, who were visiting London, are French.

The Tate Modern was the U.K.’s most popular tourist destination in 2018, attracting 5.9 million visits, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.