August 2019 saw the arrival of the powerful ‘Knife Angel’ exhibition in Middlesbrough.
A poignant 27 foot statue in the shape of an Angel was displayed in Centre Square.
The statue is created from 100,000 knives that have been used in crimes or handed in to police across the country during amnesty periods. Engraved on the knives used to create the wings are the names of the victims of knife crime.
Created by artist Alfie Bradley who worked with the British Ironwork Centre, the National Monument against Violence and Aggression is an absolute must-see.
We, The C.C.F held a number of workshops and vigils alongside our community groups and other organisations to use the influence and powerful message carried by the piece to spread awareness of the real effects of knife crimes.
Working in partnership with Cleveland PCC and Cleveland Police to bring the Knife Angel to our town was a true testament to all our dedication and drive to make a change.