Man charged with wounding two paramedics in knife attack
Paramedics Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans were stabbed after being called to an address in Wolverhampton on Monday.
A 52-year-old man has been charged with wounding two paramedics who were stabbed during a 999 welfare call-out to his home.
Martyn Smith of Stephens Close, Wolverhampton, is accused of two counts of wounding with intent, following an incident at a maisonette on Monday, West Midlands Police said.
The attack unfolded after medics Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans gained entry to a maisonette in the road at about 12.20pm.
Police officers then Tasered and arrested Smith at the scene.
He received a slash wound to his back during the incident, which required surgery.
Ms Evans remains at the hospital after undergoing surgery for a stab wound to the chest and is described as stable.
An ambulance service spokesman said both staff members were “recovering well”.
Smith will appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.