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Knife Angel comes to Weston Super Mare

May 2 - May 31

The Knife Angel arrived in Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Wednesday 1 May). The statue was officially welcomed to North Somerset with a short opening ceremony in the afternoon.

The ceremony featured the following speeches:

  • Rob Beckley, the High Sheriff of Somerset, spoke about the importance of education and raising awareness in tackling knife crime
  • Emma Webber, whose son Barnaby was tragically fatally stabbed, shared her personal story and a powerful message against knife crime
  • Councillor James Clayton, North Somerset Council’s executive member for safety in the community, told the history of the Knife Angel statue.

Ryan Abrahams, a Weston College student who designed the Knife Angel North Somerset logo, was also presented with a certificate by the High Sheriff.

The High Sheriff then led the crowd in a minute’s silence, to remember those who have lost their lives to knife crime and violent crime.

The Knife Angel will be leaving Weston-super-Mare at the end of May. To mark the statue’s departure and reflect on its time in North Somerset, the public are invited to attend a closing ceremony on Thursday 30 May.

Details

Start:
May 2
End:
May 31
Website:
http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/knifeangel

Organizer

North Somerset Council

Venue

Italian Gardens
Westgon Super Mare, BS23 1JN + Google Map