A THUG who stabbed two TV star paramedics when they were called to treat him at his home is facing jail after pleading guilty to wounding.

West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics Deena Evans, aged 39, and Michael Hipgrave, aged 51, were attending a property in Wolverhampton when they were both knifed by 52-year-old Martyn Smith.

Neighbours reported "blood curdling screams" and the ambulance workers shouting "please help, he's got a knife" during the terrifying incident on July 6 last year.

Shocking pictures taken at the scene show the pair, who starred in a TV show Inside the Ambulance, being treated by terrified colleagues.

Smith was tasered by police and arrested at the scene on Stephens Close where he was believed to have been suffering from a "mental health crisis" at the time.

The two medics were rushed to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital and both went on to make full recoveries and were able to return to work.

Smith previously denied two counts of wounding with intent but changed his pleas to guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court today (Monday April 19).

The case was adjourned for psychiatric reports to be prepared and he was remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing on June 14.

The ambulance service workers attended Smith's home with a police officer to carry out a welfare check when the attack took place.

Deena spent three months off work after suffering a chest wound and nerve damage while Michael sustained a back injury.

Deena previously told how she was left haunted by the incident and relives the horrific attack "every time I close my eyes".

She said: "Things take time, physical scars heal but then there's the mental scars after.

"It's those things that'll perhaps take the time and adjusting to what's happened.

"You close your eyes at night and you relive the whole situation, every time you close your eyes.

"My recovery is going well. I'm still receiving physio and counselling but it's helping.

"I still have numbness in my arm but it so far hasn't affected my job.

"My first day I was really nervous, I felt sick and felt like I couldn't breathe but all the staff helped me, and my crew mate always makes me laugh so it was a good shift.

"The public support has been phenomenal, it really has been overwhelming. It certainly brings back faith in humanity, and I'm glad to be back doing my job."

Michael said: "We're getting a lot of support from colleagues, friends and family and general members of the public we've never met sending us lots of good wishes.

"Being able to speak with fellow colleagues is very helpful sometimes.

"It's been very difficult for my family and I'm sure it has for Deena's.

"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."

More than £4,000 was raised for the two ambulance workers through a JustGiving page at the time.

Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Nathan Hudson, said previously: "Nobody comes to work to be stabbed.

"Health care workers put themselves on the line every day, but this is not what you expect when you get up for work in the morning."