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Knife Angel Sculpture

A large sculpture in the form of angel made from rusting knives

An awe-inspiring sculpture outside the Royal Armouries Museum throughout February


The Knife Angel sculpture, standing 27ft tall, is crafted from 100,000 knives surrendered and collected by the police from across the UK.

It has toured the UK since 2017 to highlight the negative effects of violent behaviour and the need for change. Featuring messages from families of victims of knife crime, it also acts as a striking memorial designed to celebrate those lives who have been lost.

It is the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, and was created by the British Ironwork Centre, by the artist Alfie Bradley

This monumental sculpture is lit up at night and can be accessed directly outside the museum in Armouries Square.

The Knife Angel has been brought to Leeds through a partnership between West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council to send a powerful message and raise awareness about knife crime in the city.