The family of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Bournemouth want to bring a memorial sculpture to the town centre to trigger lasting change.

Cameron Hamilton, 18, was pronounced dead in the town centre after an alleged knife attack.

Tracy Jose, his grandmother, said the whole family ‘love and miss him so much’, and wants to stop more young lives from being lost.

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She hopes the Knife Angel sculpture, which is scheduled to come to Bournemouth in February, will show that a better future is possible and remind people of the dangers of knife violence.

Tracy and Cameron's family are backing the Echo’s No More Knives campaign to advocate for safer streets and to stop knife violence.

The campaign aims to bring the community together and work towards change.

Bournemouth Echo: Cameron Hamilton and his grandmother, Tracy Jose

To guarantee the issue is not ignored or forgotten, Tracy is pushing for the Knife Angel, designed by The British Ironwork Centre, the be installed in Bournemouth.

The 20ft sculpture is made entirely from 100,000 seized blades that have been taken off the streets of Britain.

Each knife was sterilised and blunted with the hope the angel will prompt social change.

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Campaigners also hope to educate children, young people and adults about the harmful effects of violent behaviour.

The statute acts as a national memorial by touring all over the UK, with each location hosting the angel for 30 days.

Tracy added: "I'm really proud to say, I have secured a visit of the amazing Knife Angel and Manchester Bee created by The British Iron Works, to Bournemouth in February 2024.

“They are made from thousands of weapons, thankfully, seized from the streets.

“Our beautiful grandson Cam needs to be the last victim of knife crime, he is loved and missed by his whole family so very much."

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Cameron’s death has sparked sorrow and debate throughout the Bournemouth community since his death two weeks ago.

Hundreds of friends, family and strangers marched through the square last Saturday to remember the young plumber and call for change.

Flowers and tributes have been mounting by the day, with Bournemouth town centre a place for mourners to gather and pay their respects.