Two paramedics 'recuperating' after being stabbed while called out to patient

Two paramedics are 'recuperating' after they were stabbed while attending a call to check on the welfare of a man in Wolverhampton.

Paramedics Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans were attending a 999 call on Stephens Close in Wolverhampton at about 12.20pm when the incident took place.

Michael Hipgrave was released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, last night and is continuing his recovery at home.

Deena Evans remains at the same hospital where she is receiving on going treatment; she remains in a stable condition.

Shortly after arrival, the crew used their emergency alert to say that they had been stabbed. Credit: SnapperSK

Shortly after arriving to the call, they used their emergency alert to say they had been stabbed.

The service immediately sent three additional ambulances, two Midlands Air Ambulances and the West Midlands Care Team to the scene, as well as three paramedic officers.

The two paramedics injured, one male, one female, were treated at the scene by doctors and paramedics, and have been taken to hospital, where they remain in a stable condition.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said a man who was tasered by police officers at the scene has also been treated by ambulance staff.

West Midlands Police said a 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding.