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Guns sculpture: Tribute to peace activist Dr Erinma Bell

Sculpture made from guns Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption The bust has been created to honour peace campaigner Dr Erinma Bell

More than 50 confiscated guns have been melted down to make a sculpture tribute to a Manchester peace activist.

The bust has been created to honour Dr Erinma Bell, who fought to rid the streets of Moss Side of gun crime.

It will be unveiled by police and crime commissioner Tony Lloyd at Manchester Cathedral as part of events to mark International Women's Day.

The piece was produced by Guns to Goods, an arts-based initiative converting firearms into sculpture.

Artist Karen Lyons said: "I wanted to use my sculpture to honour the great work that women do. Erinma is an important example of the diverse and distinct voices of women in the city."

Guns to Goods received support from Arts Council England to produce the piece, which will be on display at Manchester Cathedral until May.

Firearms used to make the sculpture were seized by Greater Manchester Police.

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