A sculpture made with 100,000 blades confiscated and surrendred to UK police forces was showcased in the English city of Livepool on Thursday to highlight the issue of knife crime across the country.
The 27-foot-high "Knife Angel", designed by artist Alfie Bradley, is dedicated to those who have been affected by knife crime.
Bradley told Reuters that the sculpture took over a year to build and serves as a national monument against violence and aggression.
The sculpture, which is on display at the British Ironworks Centre, features several types pf cutting tools, including machetes, meat cleavers, swords, and even normal kitchen knives.
Artist Alfie Bradley's 26 feet high creation of an Angel made with confiscated knives donated from police forces across the country. He has made it at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire. (Photos: VCG)