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Sculpture made of 100,000 confiscated knives installed at Coventry Cathedral

The Knife Angel is made of 100,000 confiscated knives. Credit: ITV News Central

A sculpture made of 100,000 knives has gone on display at Coventry Cathedral.

The 27-foot Knife Angel was built as a monument against violence and knife crime, and is on a tour of the country.

It comes as new figures out today show the number of criminals caught with knives or dangerous weapons is at its highest level in a decade.

The sculpture was created by artist Alfie Bradley as employed and commissioned by the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire.

The sculpture took more than four years to complete. Credit: ITV News Central

It took more than four years to build the Knife Angel, after the Home Office granted permission to collect the weapons from knife banks across the country.

The sculpture will stand at the Cathedral until April 23.