A powerful statue arrived in Birmingham today with an even more important message.
Made up from 100,000 knives surrendered as party of weapons amnesties by police forces across the country, it is a powerful reminder to us all of the devastating effects that knife crime can have in our communities and how it is in our hands. I see it as both a reminder of the grief and pain caused to so many by knife crime, but also I feel it carries a message of hope. Each knife surrendered is a step in the right direction. The angel both cradling what is lost, is also looking down upon us, calling upon us all to do our part.