A WESTON College graphic design student has created a logo to symbolise Knife Angel's upcoming visit to the town.

The design by Ryan Abrahams, 21, from Bristol, was chosen by North Somerset Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) to represent Knife Angel.

The 27-foot-tall statue will come to Weston in May as part of a nationwide tour to tackle knife crime.

The statue, which was created from 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by the UK's 43 police forces, was designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre (BIC).

Ryan is currently studying for a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Weston College.

Ryan, along with his fellow classmates and second year students from the Level 3 graphic design course, were given the task of creating a logo and brand identify concepts as part of a live brief.

Councillor James Clayton, North Somerset Council’s executive member for safety in the community, said: “Violent crime, particularly knife crime, is a major issue across the UK.

"The Knife Angel symbolises the devastating impacts that this can have on communities. What a brilliant idea to get this group of talented young people involved in creating a logo that can be used before, during and after the Knife Angel’s visit.

“Ryan has created a visually striking design that I’m sure will help to make sure the Knife Angel’s powerful message leaves a positive and lasting impact.

"Well done to him, and indeed all of the students who took part in the brief. It was hard to choose an overall winning design as the submissions were so strong.”

Coralie Kyriacou, graphic design and digital arts course co-ordinator and lecturer at Weston College, said: “The Knife Angel represents a real-life problem and something that needs considered communications to help strengthen the public’s understanding around the important issue of violent crime.

“I feel honoured that our graphic design students have been given this opportunity to work with North Somerset Council on this.

"Live briefs are a fantastic opportunity for our students to work with clients, develop their professionalism, confidence and specialised design skills to enable them to become industry-ready for future careers.”

Ryan concluded: “It’s a real honour to have my logo chosen to represent Knife Angel for North Somerset, as knife crime is such a current and growing problem. Being involved in this project makes me feel really proud of the work I’ve done.”