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Peace vigil to mark start of Knife angel Lancashire programme

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An open invitation is being shared to a candle-lit peace vigil on Thursday 4 November to mark the start of the Knife Angel Lancashire education programme.

Created by the British Ironwork Centre, the Knife Angel is a national monument built to inspire change. Acting as a catalyst for dialogue, education and reflection, the Knife Angel highlights the devastating impact this type of violent crime can have on individuals, families and communities.

The Knife Angel will be in position outside Blackburn Cathedral from 4 to 29 November.

The 27 feet tall sculpture, made from 100,000 seized knives and blades, brings with it a month-long knife crime awareness and education programme. Already a range of school and community groups from across Lancashire have booked onto the free activities.

Det Ch Supt Sue Clarke, Head of the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network, said:

"The education programme has a focus on prevention – how we can all play a part in raising awareness of knife crime and deterring our loved ones from getting involved.

We are determined to make the most of the opportunities the Knife Angel brings, to engage our local communities in discussions about the devastating impacts of knife and violent crime.

I would urge everyone in the county to visit the Knife Angel Lancashire website to find out how they can get involved during November."

To find out more and to plan your visit, click here - https://theshuttle.org.uk/peace-vigil-to-mark-start-of-knife-angel-lancashire-programme/
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