The Knife Angel is a stunning 27ft, 3.5 ton, sculpture of an angel made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. 

Originating from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it has been on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression.

It is a National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, and is coming to Hereford in June 2021.

Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with friends Meryl Cain, Pauline Strong and Jan Jefferies wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. The team’s involvement with this project is carried out on a voluntary basis. The group are known as The Knife Angel Hereford Team.

During the Knife Angel’s stay in Hereford, there will be;

  • Series of free public workshops and interactive events at The Cathedral, and venues in the City
  • National Conference, hosted at The Green Dragon engaging with professionals in related spheres.
  • Dedicated Youth Conference, identifying young people‚Äôs needs and issues which they feel have a negative impact on them and their community.
  • Weapon amnesty in operation for the duration of June, approved by West Mercia Police, a secure weapon surrender bin travels with The Angel.
  • Opening and Closing ceremonies.

The Knife Angel Hereford