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The Knife Angel

Southend High Street

Southend-on-Sea is extremely proud to be welcoming in July and hosting for the first time, a touring national monument against violence and aggression.

The Knife Angel is an incredible 27ft, 3.5 tonne sculpture that uses its sheer size, scale, and distinctive materials to send a message of hope and change.

Created as an illustrative symbol against violence – particularly serious violence, including knife and weapon crime against children and young people or committed by them, The Knife Angel is made from 100,000 confiscated or surrendered weapons, including blunted flick knives, and kitchen knives, received from 43 Police Forces across the UK.

The Knife Angel will be temporarily located at the top of the city high street within the Victoria Plaza area.

Read more about The Knife Angel here

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