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The Terrifying Knife Angel is Coming to Birmingham – And Your City Could Be Next

By Shabana Arif on at

The huge Knife Angel sculpture crafted from knives taken off the street as part of the Save A Life, Surrender Your Knife project is being moved from Coventry to Birmingham's Victoria Square this week to raise awareness of knife crime. And freak everyone out.

Although it may look like a Clive Barker creation, the sculpture was commissioned by Shropshire's British Ironwork Centre and created by artist Alfie Bradley, who was putting the finishing touches to it in 2017.

It was hoped that the angel would make its public debut in Trafalgar Square, but it was denied by the Mayor of London.

Standing at 27 feet high, the sculpture has already been displayed in Liverpool and Hull, and after its month-long stay in Birmingham, it'll flap off to somewhere else.

"We are delighted that the Knife Angel will take centre stage in the UK's second largest city," says Bradley, via Express and Star.

"We are now having enquires from cities right across the UK who want to get involved and host the Knife Angel." The interested cities include Bristol, Leeds, Wrexham, Hereford, Worcester, and Cleveland.