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Second paramedic released from hospital after Wolverhampton stabbing

By Dayna Farrington | Wednesfield | Crime | Published:

A paramedic who was stabbed on a 999 call out has now been discharged from hospital.

Deena Evans. Image: Facebook

Paramedics Deena Evans and Michael Hipgrave attended a maisonette in Stephens Close, in Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton, on Monday.

Martyn Smith is accused of stabbing the two paramedics as they visited his house to carry out a welfare check.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has confirmed that Ms Evans was released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, on Wednesday afternoon after suffering a knife wound to her chest. She is now continuing her recovery at home.

Mr Hipgrave was released from hospital on Monday night and is recovering at home, as he tries to make a full recovery after suffering injuries to his back.

Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans featured in a Christmas special of Inside the Ambulance last year on UKTV. Image: Inside the Ambulance/UKTV

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Both Deena and Michael are in good spirits as they recover from their ordeal.

"West Midlands Ambulance Service continues to offer full support to both members of staff, as well as any colleagues who have been affected by this incident."

The pair had featured together in a Christmas special of Inside the Ambulance last year screened on W, a UKTV channel.

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The show follows West Midlands Ambulance Service crews as they attend call-outs.

Unemployed Smith, 52, has been charged with two counts of wounding.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

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

He will next appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on August 5.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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