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Campaign for knife statue to be 'fourth plinth' in Trafalgar Square

The mother of a man who was stabbed to death in Burton is campaigning to get an angel statue made from knives installed in London's Trafalgar Square.

21-year-old Connor Upton was killed outside a club in 2010, leaving behind two young daughters.

It's hoped the statue, which has already been made from weapons collected in amnesties, will help to reduce knife crime.

21-year-old Connor Upton was killed outside a club in 2010, leaving behind two young daughters. Credit: ITV News Central

The 26-foot high (8m) sculpture is formed from 100,000 weapons either confiscated or surrendered to police.

It's been made at the British Ironworks Centre at Oswestry, Shropshire.

Victims' families have had messages engraved on the wings.

Connor's mother hopes it will prove to be a legacy for her son ...