Knife angel

Month of action

Knife angel statueThe Knife Angel visited Slough from 10 - 31 January, to bring together:

  • schools and parents
  • voluntary sector organisations
  • places of worship
  • community groups
  • local venues and businesses.

It aims to work alongside statutory partners for Slough to take a stand together against violence in all forms.

Arbour Park stadium hosted the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression known as the Knife Angel. The sculpture, by Alfie Bradley is 27ft tall and is made from around 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife amnesty bins across the country.

The month of action against violence in Slough was led by Thames Valley Police and involves:

It will include lots of activities for the community to get involved in, designed by those who live and work in the town.

Hosting of the Knife Angel and having a month of action is all about bringing the community together, so there were many opportunities for all to support and get involved.

A weapon amnesty will be happening throughout the three weeks, with a knife amnesty bin at Slough Police Station.