A COMPETITION has been launched to highlight the "anguish, loss and sadness" caused by knife crime.

Budding photographers are encouraged to capture powerful images which focus on these themes as part of The Knife Angel Consequences Competition.

Designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre (BIC), Knife Angel, a 27-foot-tall statue, was created from blades confiscated by the UK's 43 police forces. 

It will be arriving in Weston in May.

Posting on Facebook, a North Somerset Spokesperson said: "Calling all photographers…The Knife Angel Consequences Competition is now open!

"We’re asking budding photographers to create powerful images that show the anguish, loss and sadness caused by knife violence.

"There are two age categories – 11 to 17 years old and 18 years or over. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 29 and you can enter multiple pictures.

"Winners will be announced in April and invited to join the Knife Angel opening ceremony on Wednesday, May .

"A big thankyou to A1 Camera Club Weston-Super-Mare for organising the competition."