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Knife Angel Arrives in Wrexham City Centre

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

As stunning piece of artwork has arrived in Queens Square, Wrexham this week.

Completed in 2018 The Knife Angel also known as the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression has toured the country, bringing with it an awareness of the consequences caused in our society by violence and crime – especially knife crime.

Knife Angel artist Alfie Bradley of the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, designed the touring artwork to highlight the negative effects of violent behaviour and to solidify critical need for social change.

The monument stands at 8.2m (27ft) tall, weighing 3.5 tons, and is made from over 100,000 seized knives and weapons collected from all 43 Police Constabularies across the UK.

The Knife Angel is located on Queens Square for the duration of its stay and will act as a stunning visual focus point for the work surrounding the visit that aims to address, inform and educate individuals and groups of the impact that knife crime and violence can have on communities.

The monument arrived on the 4th of October with an opening ceremony to be held on Friday 7th October.

The Knife Angel will stay in situ for the remainder of October until 1st November.

Wrexham Council, North Wales Police and the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin have arranged for the knife angel’s Wrexham visit to coincide with a month-long awareness campaign. There are countless other important organisations involved in making sure that the visit is a success, and that we make the most of the awareness that the monument brings.

Lead Member for Economy & Regeneration at Wrexham County Borough Council, Councillor Nigel Williams said: “We hope that the arrival of the visually stunning knife angel will attract people to the city centre as they look to view and no doubt photograph the monument. “Events and activities throughout the month will give our multi agency partners the chance to share information and advice on crime reduction."

Read more about the visit of the Knife Angel by clicking here.

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