Knife Angel sculpture made from discarded weapons to move to Hull

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A 27ft (8.2m) sculpture made from more than 100,000 knives collected through police force surrender campaigns is set to move to Hull.

The Knife Angel was made at the British Ironworks Centre in Shropshire by sculptor Alfie Bradley, and has been on display outside Liverpool Cathedral since October 2018.

The sculpture, which is a national monument against violence and aggression, will move to Hull city centre on February 1, Humberside Police have announced.

PC Christian Sewell, of the Hull Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, has been working with Kayleigh Pepper, whose brother was killed as a result of knife crime in 2015, to bring the structure to the city.

He said:

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The Knife Angel also serves as a memorial to those who have lost their lives to knife crime, with some of their families engraving messages on its wings.

The weapons that make up the sculpture were collected from 43 police forces across the country.

Keith Hunter, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, said: