West Midlands Police have charged a man after two West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) paramedics were stabbed in Wolverhampton.
Martyn Smith is accused of stabbing the male and female paramedics just after midday on Monday (6th July) as they visited his home in Stephens Close to conduct a safe and well check.
The male paramedic has since been released from hospital having had surgery for cuts to his back.
His female colleague remains in hospital in a stable condition after she was stabbed in the chest.
Smith has been charged with two counts of wounding with intent.
The 52-year-old was remanded in police custody and is set to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today.
Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Nathan Hudson, said:
“Thankfully, both Michael and Deena are recovering well after yesterday’s ordeal.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the hospital for their assistance and for looking after my members of staff in such a professional and caring manner.”
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