The paramedics stabbed while on duty
12 seconds. That’s all it took for Martyn Smith (52) to stab the two paramedics who were carrying out a concern-for-welfare check at his property, after his mother raised an alarm.
After entering the property, Smith stabbed Deena Evans (40) in the chest before knifing fellow medic Mick Hipgrave (52) in the back. Both survived but not without physical and mental scares.
One year after the attack and days after Smith’s sentencing of nine years, Deena and Mick join us in the studio to retell the events of that morning and tell us why, despite the attack, they continue to serve as paramedics.