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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Hundreds of knives surrendered in Merseyside amnesty

As part of an amnesty, hundreds of knives have been turned in after a campaign that included an eye-catching sculpture fashioned entirely of knife blades.

The Knife Angel has been on display at Birkenhead Park in Wirral for the past four weeks.

More than 100,000 blades were turned in as part of other amnesties that the police set up to create the artwork.

350 knives in total were turned in at the amnesty bins placed all around the area.

The sculpture was created to draw attention to knife crime in the UK and to warn children about the hazards of carrying weapons.

Merseyside Police Supt. Phil Mullally stated, “We’ve had a terrific month of activity around the Knife Angel.

“We hope we can try to educate our communities and get individuals to reconsider using a knife,” the author says.

According to Supt. Mullally, there was “plenty of positive contact” with schools and the amnesty was a success.

In December 2018, The Knife Angel launched its official Anti-Violence Tour around the UK, stopping in cities including Hull, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Coventry.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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