The Knife Angel
This extraordinary 27′ high statue, created from over 100,000 surrendered knives and weapons collected by all 43 police forces across the UK, is currently touring the country – seen here at Derby Cathedral. If you would like to see it in Cornwall, see https://bit.ly/2BwyqDF for who to contact. See the video below for background.
The British Ironwork Centre created the Knife Angel as a vehicle to voice the concerns of the nation, its communities, families, and the victims that have tragically been affected. The Knife Angel, under the ‘Save a Life, Surrender your Knife’ campaign, exists to spearhead change and ensure there is more of a focus on early intervention, awareness raising and education throughout the UK.
Artist Alfie Bradley explains the making and purpose of the Knife Angel on BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live on 20 Oct