The Knife Angel is continuing its national tour of the UK with Barrow-in-Furness becoming the first host of 2022.

Now on it’s 17th host location, The National Monument Against Violence and Aggression (the Knife Angel) has been touring the country since 2018 along with its National Youth Anti-Violence Educational Programme.

It was created and designed by the British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry, with sculptor Alfie Bradley.

A spokesperson for the BIC said: "The monument and tour aims to educate our youth on the catastrophic impact violent crime has on our communities.

"While bringing about social change, the monument acts as a memorial to all those who have lost loved ones to violent crime."

The grand unveiling took place on Wednesday, January 5 and the sculpture will be on display outside Barrow Town Hall until February.

The hosting has been driven by Drop Zone Youth Project, Cumbria Police and Barrow County and the town council and they will be planning 30 days of intensive educational workshops and initiatives for the area’s youth to help spread the message that the Knife Angel brings with it.

Created from over 100,000 knives collected from all 43 British Police Force Constabularies, the Knife Angel will also be displayed alongside a knife bank where knives can be surrendered anonymously, throughout February.

Following Barrow-in-Furness, the Knife Angel will continue its tour and make its way to Wrexham in February 2022.

If you would like to find out more about The Knife Angel and the National Youth Anti-Violence Educational Programme, please visit, or contact The British Ironwork Centre directly.