TWO paramedics at West Midlands Ambulance Service who were stabbed on duty have praised their colleagues who saved their lives.

Crewmates Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans were attending a 999 call on Stephens Close in Wolverhampton when they were stabbed while tending to a patient.

The pair suffered serious injuries in the stabbing and were rushed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Now, the pair have thanked their colleagues for their life-saving actions and members of the public who sent in messages of love and support.

Deena said: “We do have medical knowledge, so to hear what’s happening to you and not be able to do anything is scary. When it happened, what was going through my head, was how are my colleagues feeling? Obviously, I’ve spoken to them since and it is really upsetting. They’re our friends. It has been quite difficult for us all.”

Mick added: “We had quite an emotional meeting with the staff involved, with lots of tears, talking and questions. Although we already knew how difficult it would be for them being clinicians ourselves, being friends as well must have made it doubly hard.”

Deena and Mick are continuing to recover from their ordeal and are being supported by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The pair also have nothing but thanks for the medics who treated them in hospital.

Deena said: “We wanted to say a massive thank you to the hospitals involved. The treatment we received at the QE in Birmingham was honestly amazing, along with the support we’ve had from our local hospital New Cross. You can’t comprehend how good everyone has been. The treatment we’ve had and the support has just been amazing - so thank you.”