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‘Knife Angel’ to come to daily’s patch after anti-blade campaign

A sculpture made of 100,000 confiscated blades is set to come to a regional daily’s patch after the newspaper launched an anti-knife crime campaign.

HTFP reported earlier this month how the Bournemouth Echo had called for “real change” on the issue after the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Cameron Hamilton in Bournemouth town centre.

The Knife Angel sculpture, which tours the country with the aim of raising awareness about the problem, is now scheduled to come to Bournemouth in February thanks to a plea by Mr Hamilton’s family.

Campaigners who tour with the statue also educate children, young people and adults about the harmful effects of violent behaviour.

Bournemouth angel

The Echo splashed on the scultpure’s forthcoming visit earlier this month.

Editor James Johnson told HTFP: “Cameron’s family are determined to make sure something good comes out of this horrific incident and have been able to confirm they will bring the Knife Angel to Bournemouth.

“The hope is that the sculpture will provide a visible and poignant reminder of the impact of knife violence, as well as education to younger members of the community.

“No-one is going to pretend that the problem will be solved overnight but it is heartening to see that progress is already being made.

“Cameron’s family have been through a lot and they deserve huge credit for achieving something tangible and important.

“We are honoured that Cameron’s family have chosen to back the No More Knives campaign and hope that it can achieve positive action in Bournemouth.”