Chester marks an important day in its calendar today (October 31).

A Knife Angel made of 100,000 blades will be in the city centre to raise awareness around knife crime and to promote a message of peace.

Crowds are already descending outside the Chester Cathedral to welcome the sculpture which has been designed by artist Alfie Bradley.

The Knife Angel is made up of more than 100,000 surrendered knives and weapons and will stand outside the cathedral’s west door throughout November.

The sculpture is bringing to light just how bad knife crime and violence is within the UK and how something needs to change before it’s too late.

Chester will be the eighth venue for the Knife Angel which was part of the Oswestry-based Ironwork Centre’s Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife campaign which has seen hundreds of knife bins installed in towns, cities and even airports nationwide.

We will be bringing you the latest updates in our live blog below as Chester welcomes the Knife Angel on its first day.

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