It was a very moving visit and everyone had a moment of quiet as they took in this amazing structure.
The Knife Angel stands at 27 feet high and has been made up of 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife banks during police surrenders across the country.
Rachel Webb, whose son Tom was 22 years old when he was stabbed and killed in St Peter’s Street, Derby by a 16 year old boy in January 2016, has been instrumental in bringing the Angel to Derby.
Rachel Webb supported a knife surrender held across Derbyshire and knives from this were donated towards the creation of this sculpture.
The Knife Angel is a symbol of defiance and change, shining a spotlight on Britain’s knife crime problem and its impact on communities, families and individuals.
If you have any information, report it to the Police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you are a young person you can find out more about knife crime by visiting www.fearless.org/en.