British police have a new ally in the fight against knife crime - a giant ‘Anti-Violence Bee’ made entirely from knives.
The sculpture, made from thousands of knives and firearms collected by amnesty banks in Manchester, is being used as part of an education programme.
The bee will visit schools and community hubs in the West Mercia Police area during November before embarking on a national tour. It was made by the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire.
Workers at the centre previously made the Knife Angel, which attracted thousands of visitors while touring Britain back in 2018. The new sculpture was commissioned by the Greater Manchester Police and inspired by the city of Manchester's worker bee symbol.
The tour starts in Shrewsbury on 6 November.