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Crime - Key Stage 5


The Knife Angel

Knife Angel: The thought-provoking monument which aims to inspire social change will visit Gloucester Cathedral in February 2023 as part of the UK National Youth Anti-Violence Tour & Programme

Download the Knife Angel promotional poster here

The National Monument for Serious Violence and Aggression, the Knife Angel, is being supported by county wide organisations that have come together through the Stronger, Safer Gloucester community safety partnership to bring the striking symbol of peace to the city. The eight key partners include Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester City Council, Gloucestershire County Council, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Gloucestershire Constabulary, Gloucester BID, Gloucester City Safe and NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board. The project will see them all working together to host the Angel, which aims to raise awareness of all aspects of violence, including knife crime.

Canon Rebecca Lloyd, Canon Chancellor and Director of Learning and Participation at Gloucester Cathedral said: “It’s a great privilege for Gloucester Cathedral to be hosting the Knife Angel, working together with so many partner organisations across the city and the county. We’re looking forward to highlighting the vital work that’s already being done to reduce violence and fear in our communities. We hope that as many people as possible will come to see the sculpture and take part in the associated events across the city, and that this month of events will enable us all to start conversations and commit to further action as we seek to work together even more closely to end violence on our streets and in our homes.”
Chief Superintendent Jane Probert, of Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: “Gloucestershire Constabulary is proud to support the Knife Angel. It aims to offer a wide range of education and awareness that we can share with our communities to keep people safe from harm.”

The Knife Angel will be on display in Cathedral Green from Wednesday 1st February and the public will be able to view the 27ft sculpture throughout the month. A dedicated website will provide key information about the Knife Angel and scheduled events, exhibitions, and training opportunities to support the aim of education and awareness.  The following dates are available for Gloucestershire schools to book a visit:

  • February 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th for a morning or an afternoon visit.

For any enquiries and to book a school visit please email directly or 

Further information about the monument and the tour is available on the official British Ironworks website.

Knife Rose Acquired for Gloucester: Hundred Heroines, the Gloucester based charity dedicated to celebrating women in photography, has acquired a Knife Rose which will be unveiled at The Eastgate Centre on 1st February 2023 to coincide with the arrival of the Knife Angel. 

Read the full Knife Rose press release here 

Crime-fighting events in city to coincide with Knife Angel 



Guidance, Resources and Articles

Getting Court - a resource produced by the Health and Wellbeing team in association with the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire. A lesson pack to educate about the workings of the Crown Court in England and Wales. The pack includes details of how to get involved with the Crown Court visits through the scheme

Gloucester City Safe

Gloucestershire Police

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust  



Gloucestershire Hate Crime Strategy

Hate crime is about people being intolerant of each other, but is goes far deeper than that.  It's when people are targeted for who they are or what they believe - their sexual orientation, trans identity, their race or their religion or disability. View the full report of how hate crime is being tackled in Gloucestershire.

The Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire said we must do more to stop hate crime. They asked for this plan to be written: Gloucestershire's Hate Crime Plan, 2016 to 2021.

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