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The Knife Angel

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

If you haven’t seen the famous ‘Knife Angel’ sculpture you’ve only got until Tuesday 26 October, currently on display at Rykneld Square (near the Visitor Information Centre) in Chesterfield town centre.

The impressive sculpture, made from over 100,000 seized blades, was specifically created to highlight the negative effects of violent behaviour whilst solidifying our critical need for social change. Not only does the Angel act as a catalyst for turning the tide on violent and aggressive behaviour, but it also acts as a beautiful memorial designed to celebrate those lives that have been lost through these violent and thoughtless actions.

Created in collaboration with all 43 police forces, the Home Office, Anti-violence groups and hundreds of families who have been affected by knife crime, the monument is a symbol of the nation’s intolerance to violence and aggression.

It was created by the British Ironwork Centre, by sculptor Alfie Bradley to highlight the impact knife crime has on people, families and communities.

For more details follow the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on Facebook @ChesterfieldTownCentreSNT and Twitter @ChesterfieldSNT

A huge thanks to Robert Nixon Betts for the fab images of the sculpture on this page and also this edition's cover.

Words: Press Release CBC

Images: Robert Nixon Betts


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