The chairman of a tourist attraction near Oswestry featured in a well-known BBC One show last week.

Clive Knowles, chairman of the British Ironwork Centre (BIC), was interviewed for a feature in Thursday’s episode of Crimewatch.

The Crimewatch team were at the centre earlier in the month to interview Mr Knowles to find out more about the Knife Angel, its movement across the UK, and its anti-violence stance.

Mr Knowles was delighted to see the angel feature on mainstream television.

He said: “Last month, we were approached by a representative of BBC Crimewatch to take part in an interview for their show.

“The Crimewatch team have been following and working alongside the West Mercia Police (WMP) to find out more about how they are reducing crime within their region, with ourselves forming a part of the final elements of their filming.

“We were thrilled to have BBC Crimewatch at the centre and look forward to seeing how they use the footage for their show.

“As restrictions across the country ease up, we are already planning the Knife Angel’s next move – keep an eye your eyes on our social media for further information.”

The Knife Angel commits each hosting city to conduct 30-days of intensive anti-violence workshops and programmes for its regional youth whilst simultaneously leaving a lasting legacy throughout each region that it visits.

As well as the Knife Angel, the centre has produced other impactful sculptures to pay homage to the police force and the work they do across the region.

Mr Knowles added: “We recently received a very large delivery of blades and mixed weapons from the West Mercia Police.

“These weapons are to be used for a future project to further enable and support the police in educating Mercia’s youth over the importance of rejecting violence.

“Telford is one of the locations very interested in having their own anti-violence sculpture.”

Mr Knowles said: “To highlight Telford’s efforts and to create an everlasting visual legacy for the town, we have proposed the idea of creating a giant daisy sculpture out of blades collected through surrenders and amnesties conducted by the West Mercia Police and Telford & Wrekin Council.