THE man who threw a six-year-old boy off a tenth floor viewing gantry at the Tate Modern was already on bail after allegedly assaulting his carer on a day out in Brighton, a court heard.

It is claimed that Jonty Bravery, who admitted attempted murder at the Old Bailey, went berserk in a fast food restaurant in the city.

Bravery was only 17 when he attacked and racially abused his carer, Brighton magistrates heard.

Appearing by video link from Broadmoor where his is being held after pushing the six-year-old boy over a balcony at the London museum, Bravery wore a pink polo shirt and checked Bermuda shorts. He did not enter a plea.

The court heard he was on unconditional bail following the attack on his carer in April last year.

The boy was seriously injured after Bravery threw him from the 10th floor four months later.

The court heard he was on a day trip to Brighton from his supported living accommodation in London escorted by his carer Tawfiq Ibrahim.

He became agitated in a fast food restaurant and attacked Mr Ibrahim, the court heard, punching him several times, headbutting and kicking.

He suffered minor injuries.

Security staff managed to get Bravery outside where he was arrested by Sussex Police. It is also alleged that after refusing to respond to his name, he assaulted a custody officer and urinated on the floor of his cell.

Bravery faces five counts of assault by beating, racially aggravated assault, assaulting an emergency worker and criminal damage.

Chairwoman Shirley Vening said the magistrates would decline jurisdiction given the complex nature of the case and sent Bravery to appear again at Lewes Crown Court next month.