The iconic Knife Angel will be returning to Oswestry for Christmas.

Following a gruelling national tour all across the UK, the Angel will officially be returning to its home, the British Ironwork Centre, for the Christmas period.

The Angel will arrive back at the Centre, on the A5, on Friday, November 30, where it will remain for the full month of December.

A spokesman said: "We are so proud of what the Angel has already achieved through its tour and we hope that its momentum continues into 2020 and beyond.

"We are currently in discussion with Newtown in Powys over the Knife Angel being hosted there in January.

"If successful, Newtown will be the first Welsh location to host the monument which would be an incredibly momentous start to the second year of its national tour.

"Don’t miss out on seeing the Angel this Christmas! If you and your location would be interested in hosting the Knife Angel, don’t hesitate to contact us. The monument will be continuing its journey until the end of 2021.

"We will be taking this opportunity to give this national monument against violence and aggression some much needed 'TLC' in preparation of its continuing journey in January, 2020.

"Additionally, having the Angel here for the festive season will allow our guests and visitors to view it within its birthplace while also giving Shropshire residents the opportunity to see it again or maybe even for the first time."

It has been an incredible year for the Knife Angel, travelling all over the country visiting a total of eight locations including Liverpool, Hull, Coventry, Birmingham, Middlesbrough, Rochester, Derby and Chester, where it is currently situated outside of the city's cathedral.

Designed to act as a point of tuition to educate its spectators about the importance of turning the tide on violent and aggressive behaviour, the Angel has left a lasting educational legacy in every location that it has visited so far.

Some initiatives that have been prompted include the creation of more knife banks and campaigns, the creation of continuing engagement programmes for youth, and the creation and distribution of emergency stab wound kits, among many others.