IN PICTURES: Knife Angel's powerful message pulls in the crowds - The Worcester Observer

IN PICTURES: Knife Angel's powerful message pulls in the crowds

Worcester Editorial 10th Mar, 2022 Updated: 10th Mar, 2022   0

DIGINITARIES and the man behind the stunning national monument against violence and aggression which has taken its place in the heart of Worcester braved the rain for its official launch.

The Knife Angel will be in Cathedral Square until the end of March to spread its message of hope for social change as Worcester joins the list of British cities to host the breath-taking artwork.

The imposing 27ft-tall statue has been created from more than 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces.

It was designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, with the aim of bringing the issue of knife crime to the front of society’s consciousness.

A knife amnesty will also take place, with anyone who carries a knife able to dispose of it in an amnesty box positioned next to the angel, with no questions asked and no fear of reprisals. The amnesty box will be locked and protected by 24/7 security.

A poignant memorial to remember all the lives lost to knife crime will bring the Angel’s time in Worcester to a close at 6pm on Wednesday, March 30.

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