The 20ft-high (6m) Knife Angle sculpture made from confiscated or surrendered knives is to go on show in Wales for the first time and Newtown, Powys has been chosen as the first Welsh town to host the artwork for the victims of knife crime by Alfie Bradley from British Ironworks Centre.

The sculpture will come to Newtown at the start of January and Ponthafren Association will plan a program of events on Tuesday 28th January 2019 surrounding the stigma of Mental Health.

Clive Knowles, chairman of the British Ironworks Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire, said:

We wrote to every cathedral, every council leader, every police force, every newspaper in the UK to ask for people to step forward and say they want to be part of the project - Newtown stepped forward.

Dyfed-Powys Police was one of the forces that had donated confiscated or surrendered weapons that were used in the construction of the artwork.

Newtown councillor Joy Jones said:

Violence does not just affect those that it's done to but the whole family and it's important that we get the message across that violence needs to stop.

Ponthafren's Director welcomed the news that Ponthafren would take an important role in the Knife angels visit to Newtown, she said:

It is important, as a Mental Health charity, that we take this chance to address the stigma of Mental Health, the portrayal of mental health by the media and its often unwarranted association with knife crime.