Man charged with wounding after paramedics stabbed in Wolverhampton

By Dayna Farrington | Crime | Published:

A man who allegedly stabbed two paramedics at his Black Country home has been charged.

Two paramedics were stabbed on Stephens Close in the Ashmore Park area of Wolverhampton on Monday afternoon. Image: @SnapperSK

Martyn Smith is accused of stabbing the two paramedics just after midday on Monday, as they visited his house in Stephens Close, Wolverhampton.

Paramedics Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans had been called to carry out a welfare check at his Ashmore Park home.

Police cordoned off the maisonette in Stephens Close, Wolverhampton, after two paramedics were stabbed. Image: @SnapperSK

Unemployed Smith, 52, was charged last night with two counts of wounding. He was remanded in police custody and appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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

Both Mr Hipgrave and Ms Evans were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, for further treatment.

Mr Hipgrave was released on Monday night and is continuing his recovery at home.


Several police cars arrived at the scene shortly after 12.15pm on Monday. Image: @SnapperSK

Ms Evans remains at the same hospital where she is receiving ongoing treatment, and remains in a stable condition, West Midlands Ambulance Service said yesterday.

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

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


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

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Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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