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£3,000 raised for paramedics stabbed in Wolverhampton

By Jordan Reynolds | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

More than £3,000 has now been raised for the two paramedics stabbed while responding to a 999 call in Wolverhampton.

Paramedics Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans were filmed as part of a documentary looking at the work of West Midlands Ambulance Service. Picture: WMAS

A fundraising page has been set up to raise £10,000 for Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans by one of their colleagues, Natalie Ravenscroft, after they were attacked at a house in Stephens Close, Ashmore Park, on July 6.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics attended the house along with a police officer to carry out a welfare check.

They were both taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital where Mr Hipgrave was released that night, and Ms Evans was discharged two days later.

Mr Hipgrave suffered injuries to his back and Ms Evans suffered a knife wound to the chest, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Martyn Smith appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on July 8 via videolink.

The 52-year-old spoke to confirm his name, date of birth and address and, wearing a grey T-shirt, remained largely unmoved during the hearing, where he was denied bail.

He did not enter a plea to two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

To read more about the crowdfunding, or to donate, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mickanddeena

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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