Emotional scenes as Harlow bids farewell to Knife Angel

Communities / Mon 2nd Oct 2023 at 06:55am

A CLOSING ceremony was held to mark the end of the Knife Angel events in Harlow.

The ceremony was hosted by the chair of Harlow Council, Andrew Johnson.

The keynote speech was made by the woman who was key to bringing the Knife Angel to Harlow, Mel Hopwood.

Mel has pledged that the is just a springboard to her continuing to highlight the horrors of knife crime in Harlow and beyond.

Other speakers included the leader of Harlow Council, Cllr Dan Swords, the leader of Harlow Labour, Cllr Chris Vince, Chief Superintendent Jenny Barnett.

There was also music by Mercy Collective and Bex.

The film of the event is below.

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3 Comments for Emotional scenes as Harlow bids farewell to Knife Angel:

Mark Gough
2023-10-03 21:14:24

Now we need Politicians of all colours to come together and bring in "Ben's Law!" A five year automatic jail term for anyone caught carrying a knife in public, no early release! Mark Gough - Reform UK

Victoria Cove
2023-10-05 10:59:56

Having known a few people personally that have died from knife crime, seeing the knife Angel was very emotional for me. Ben Kinsella, Alan Cartwright, Kelly Stayton. R.I.P forever young all of u xx

2023-10-07 20:57:14

The presence of someone named Dan Swords seems inappropriate. Yours sincerely, Ken Machete

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