The Knife Angel in Derby - FAQs

What is the Knife Angel?

The Knife Angel is the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression. 

It is a sculpture that is dedicated to the victims of knife crime and is intended to raise awareness of the growing problem of knife crime and promote conversation and understanding about the need for knife crime to stop.

A number of the blades carry the names of knife crime victimes, inscribed by their loved ones.

The Angel was created by the British Ironwork Centre with sculptor Alfie Bradley. 


Where and when will the Knife Angel be in Derby

The Knife Angel will be stationed outside Derby Cathedral, on Iron Gate, and be available for viewing from Thursday 3rd October until Tuesday 29th October.

There will be no charge to see the Knife Angel and volunteer marshals will be on hand to direct visitors and provide information.


How tall is the Knife Angel?

The sculpture is 27 feet tall (approx. 8.23 metres)


How many blades have been used to Make the Knife Angel?

Nobody knows the exact figure, but it contains around 100,000 blades.

A number of blades have been inscribed with the names of victims of knife crime.


What should I do if I am concerned about knife crime or if I know someone who is carrying a knife?

Contact Derbyshire Police using the following contact methods:

  • Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
  • Twitter – direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact
  • Website – complete the online contact form
  • Phone – call 101.
  • You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

In an emergency you should always call 999.


Where can I find out more information?

Here are some useful websites:

Derbyshire Police

Project Zao

Find Us

Contact Us

Derby Cathedral
Centre 18-19 Iron Gate, 

Cathedral Office: 01332 341201


Twitter facebook YouTube Flickr Instagram

Places to stay near us Click here