The Knife Angel

Shining a spotlight on violence and aggression in all its forms. Hereford Cathedral 14 June to 12 July 2021

The Knife Angel

helping young people understand the impact of violent crime on communities, families and individuals

Crime in 2021 - Virtual Conference

Join us for our 9th June 2021 Virtual Conference

What is the Knife Angel?

Knife Angel with sculptor Alfie Bradley

The Knife Angel is a stunning 27ft, 3.5 ton, sculpture of an angel made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. 

Originating from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it has been on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression.

The Knife Angel is a National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, and is coming to Hereford in June 2021

Who are we?

Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with Meryl Cain and a small group of friends wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. The team’s involvement with this project is carried out on a voluntary basis. The group are known as The Knife Angel Hereford Team.

Hereford Cathedral - West Front

What is the Plan?

The Knife Angel is coming to Hereford on June 14 – July 12 2021 hosted by Hereford Cathedral. During the Knife Angel’s visit we will run a series of workshops and interactive events. It is envisaged that this initiative will continue after the Knife Angel leaves Hereford. The majority of host towns & cities to date have had a knife amnesty whilst the Angel is in situ. We will have a general weapons amnesty, with the approval of West Mercia Police. There is a “weapon surrender” secure bin which travels with the Angel.


During the Knife Angel’s stay in Hereford, there will be;

  • Series of free public workshops and events at The Cathedral and venues in the City.
  • National Conference, engaging with professionals in related spheres. This will be an online, ticketed event.
  • Youth Workshops identifying young people’s needs and issues which they feel have a negative impact on them and their community.
  • Weapon amnesty in operation for the duration of the Angel’s visit, approved by West Mercia Police, a secure weapon surrender bin travels with The Angel.
  • Opening Ceremony and Farewell Day
Knife Angel at Rochester Cathdral

The Plan


We need to raise funds to cover the cost of workshops, conferences, promotional campaigns and literature, printing costs, lighting, plus 24-hour security and insurance for this valuable and unique statue.



Please follow this link to donate via JustGiving

or via:

Please send your BACS transfer to:

Nat West Bank
Account name: Knife Angel Hereford
Account no: 62399004
Sort code: 53-50-41

Mail a cheque made payable to:

Knife Angel Hereford” 

Knife Angel Hereford
c/o Alison Davies
1 Lilac cottage

How can You Help?

We will need volunteers and sponsors to:

  • Offer pro-bono services or at a reduced rate

  • Assist with visitors/groups arriving to see the Knife Angel, hand

    out leaflets, explain to the public the meaning and making of the Angel

  • Assist with workshops for young people

  • Devise and organise fundraising events/initiatives

  • Spend time with visitors who have been affected by trauma and signpost them to further support.

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Tel: 07917 162172

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