A national monument against violence and aggression in communities has arrived in Guildford.
Known as the Knife Angel, the 27ft sculpture constructed from more than 100,000 seized blades is currently on display at Guildford Cathedral until Friday 31 March.
Commissioned by the British Ironwork Centre, and created by artist Alfie Bradley, it has visited 29 towns and cities across the UK since it began its national tour in 2018.
Detective Superintendent Becky Molyneux said: “We are pleased to be supporting Guildford Cathedral as they host the Knife Angel. Despite being the fourth safest county in England, it is still important that we continue our efforts in making Surrey not only feel safe, but be safe. We’re committed to tackling serious violence and aggression in our communities and this project will help further important conversations, discussing why people become involved in violent crimes”
To find out more about that activities happening across Guildford then check out the Guildford Cathedral website here.
We encourage the public to drop off their unwanted knives or blades at our police front counters across Surrey. These amnesty bins are in place all year round.