Tate Modern: Officers arrest teen after ‘child falls from height’

Josh Salisbury (04 August, 2019) Crime Emergency services

Visitors to the gallery reported not being to exit while the emergency services dealt with the incident

27885The boy's parents say still do not know the severity of his injuries, but his condition is stable (Image: Fred Romero / CC.20)

A boy has reportedly ‘fallen from height’ in the vicinty of the Tate Modern this afternoon.

Police have arrested a teenager in connection with the incident, thought to have happened at around 3pm or shortly after.

Officers said they were currently awaiting an update on the boy’s condition. He was taken to hospital by the London Air Ambulance.

People inside the gallery have reported on social media not being allowed to leave while police deal with the incident.

“Currently in Tate Modern in the restaurant on 9th,” said one on Twitter.

“All exits closed as a major incident has happened outside! Police, Ambulance and an air ambulance.”


This story may be updated with further details as we get them.

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