MSN.COM reports: Confiscated knives used to commit crimes have been collected to build a sculpture outside Liverpool Cathedral. The Knife Angel is a national monument against violence and aggression and aims to show the impact knife crime has on people’s lives.
More than 900 serious crimes involving knives were recorded in Merseyside last year.
The 27-foot sculpture is made up of more than 100,000 weapons confiscated from 43 police forces across the country and was created by artist Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire. It took over a year to build the Knife Angel after permission was granted by the Home Office to collect the knives.