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UK Paramedics Recovering after Stabbing

Two paramedics were stabbed Monday in the United Kingdom. (Photo/West Midlands (UK) Ambulance Service)

Two paramedics with the West Midlands (UK) Ambulance Service are recovering after they were stabbed while treating a patient Monday, authorities said.

Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans were at an emergency call when they were stabbed. Hipgrave was released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, last night where he will continue to recover at home.

Evans remains at the same hospital and is listed in stable condition.


“Thankfully, both Michael and Deena are recovering well after yesterday’s ordeal,” Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer Nathan Hudson said in a statement. “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.”

A 52-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of wounding the pair, the BBC reported. The man, who’s identity has not been released, was Tasered by police and was treated for his injuries before his arrest.

He remains in custody.