Amazing Video of the Knife Angel

10th June 2021

This 27ft statue built from 100,000 confiscated knives and blades by sculptor, Alfie Bradley will remain in place outside the West door of the Cathedral until 12 July.

The Knife Angel is on its way and will be installed outside Hereford Cathedral this Monday (14 June).

Funding from West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, West Mercia Police, The National Lottery Community Fund, High Sheriffs of Herefordshire (2020/1 & 2021/2), Eveson CharitableTrust, Community Safety Partnership and the Clocktower Foundation, there will be  a range of free-to-attend events to raise awareness of knife crime and its impact on all our lives – including a weapons amnesty and two walks in partnership with the Herefordshire Walking Festival.

  • A full day virtual conference, entitled ‘Knife Angel Hereford: Crime in 2021 – From Knowledge to Practice’ Click here for further information and bookings.
  • A comprehensive selection of workshops to be held in locations throughout Hereford City from 21 June to 11 July. Subjects range from ‘Managing post-lockdown stress’ to interactive medical workshops and creative activities.

Further details of these free-to-attend events and booking information can be viewed on the Knife Angel’s website.

Alison Davies, lost her son, Mark, to knife crime in 2018 and is part of the team who brought the Knife Angel to Hereford. She said:

“The statue is incredibly moving to see and we are hoping that it will stimulate debate and discussion around the subject of violent crime and how to prevent it.

“Even after the Angel has left us, we are hoping to continue with a programme of legacy events, so that important messages regarding the futility of violent crime are continued into the future,’ she added.

The Knife Angel will be located outside the cathedral and will be free to visit with no need for visitors to book in advance. Relevant precautions, including a one-way system around the Knife Angel and volunteer stewarding teams, will be in place during the day to help welcome and guide visitors.

For further information about the Knife Angel’s visit to Hereford, please visit the dedicated website.