Knife Angel sculpture leaves Milton Keynes following month of action against violent crime

    The month of action against violence in December was marked at Stadium MK with the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression.

    The monument, also known as the Knife Angel, arrived in the city on December 2nd and was located outside the home of MK Dons, Stadium MK throughout December and into early January.

    Today (9/1), the sculpture leaves Milton Keynes as it heads to Slough following the month of action in the city.

    The Knife Angel is a 27ft sculpture, made from approximately 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife amnesty bins during police operations across the country. 

    Created by the British Ironwork Centre, the monument travels to locations around the UK as a focal point to help educate children and adults about the harmful effects that violent behaviour has on communities.

    Over 3,000 messages of reflection, condolence & pledges against violence surrounded the Knife Angel while it was in MK with over 700 people viewing the sculpture each day.

    The month of action in Milton Keynes included a partnership between Thames Valley Police, the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner, Milton Keynes City Council, MK Dons Sports and Educational Trust and The Safety Centre Charity Hazard Alley.

    Throughout the month, the partnership hosted numerous activities, designed by those who live and work in the city to bring together schools and parents, voluntary sector organisations, places of worship, community groups, local venues and businesses to tackle violence in all its forms.

    The angel will now stand at the Arbour Park Stadium in Slough throughout the rest of January.

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