Knifeman stabs two TV paramedics in video of scary attacks

Scary bodycam footage shows the moment a knife man stabbed two TV paramedics when the attacker was jailed for nine years.

Martyn Smith, 52, came to Deena Evans, 40, and Michael Hipgrave, 52, with two eight-inch kitchen knives after entering his home for a welfare check in Wolverhampton last July.

Mrs Evans was stabbed once in the chest while Mr Hipgrave – known as Mick – was cut across the back and tried to protect his colleague. Both doctors starred in the TV show Inside the Ambulance in 2019.

The mother of three told the court how she prayed “do not let me die” when a hectic police officer tried to stop the bleeding in her attacker’s garden.

Her colleague described how Smith suddenly ‘appeared behind the door with two very large kitchen knives’, adding: ‘If the police had not been with us, I do not think we would have been her today.’

Smith was jailed for nine years at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of causing grievous bodily harm.

Appearing via video link from HMP Belmarsh, Smith, wearing a gray jersey and brown pants, kept his head bowed and showed no emotion when he was convicted.

Scary footage shows the moment a knife man stabbed two TV paramedics while the attacker was jailed for nine years

Further footage shows Smith asking arresting officers ‘please, I just had surgery’ as they handcuffed him in the wake of the intimidating attack.

He repeatedly asks, ‘What have I done man? What have I done?’ as he is detained inside his property.

In an excerpt of her statement of impact on the victim read in court, Mrs Evans told her attacker: ‘I am a paramedic; I am also a sister, a mother and a daughter.

‘I go to work to help people I love my job, the patients and the people I work with.

‘It is impossible to say that no part of my life has been affected because of what happened.’

Mrs Evans from Willenhall, West Midlands, said: ‘I have been training for three years and have two degrees, all to do my job, to come and help people like you, like on July 6, when I stepped in through your die, I came to help you.

‘I said your name, asked if you were okay, and then you jumped out and stabbed me.

‘Not in the arm or the leg, you stabbed me in the chest and then you stabbed my colleague while he was trying to protect me.

‘You were so angry – if you had not stumbled, would you continue to sting?

‘Your mother was standing right next to us.’

Mrs Evans, a doctor since 2015, also described lying outside the address on the grass ‘bleeding heavily while people tried to help me’.

She said: ‘I drifted in and out of consciousness thinking of my family and children and was worried that I would never see them again while I was lying in your garden and dying.

‘I had to be treated by friends, which was not only difficult for me but also difficult for them.

Martyn Smith, 52, beat Deena Evans, 40, (pictured) and Michael Hipgrave, 52, with two eight-inch kitchen knives after entering his home for a welfare check in Wolverhampton last July.

Martyn Smith, 52, beat Deena Evans, 40, (pictured) and Michael Hipgrave, 52, with two eight-inch kitchen knives after entering his home for a welfare check in Wolverhampton last July.

‘I sobbed as they treated me, apologizing to them for being in that position.’

Later in the hospital she developed complications and required emergency surgery and said ‘I have never been so ill – at that time I would die’.

She described losing her independence in the weeks following the attack as ‘soul-destroying’.

Mrs Evans said chest injuries had left her in pain “every single day”, often leaving her “in tears”, while “numbness” in her arm, “may be permanent”.

She added: ‘I will forever look down and see my scar across my chest, painful and lumpy, a constant reminder of you and what you did.’

Mrs Evans was stabbed once in the chest while Mr Hipgrave (pictured) - known as Mick - was cut across the back and tried to protect his colleague.  Both doctors starred in the TV show Inside the Ambulance in 2019

Mrs Evans was stabbed once in the chest while Mr Hipgrave (pictured) – known as Mick – was cut across the back and tried to protect his colleague. Both doctors starred in the TV show Inside the Ambulance in 2019

Mrs Evans said she now ‘lives on charity raised by colleagues’ and ‘has had to go against everything that is right and return to work earlier than I should have, just to make ends meet’.

She described how her elderly parents and sisters had to tell her children aged six, 11 and 12 what had happened and ‘how helpless I felt as a mother’.

She added: ‘My children no longer feel safe – they told me they were worried,’ the bad man who hurt mother would come back ‘.

‘I see your face – the exact moment you stabbed me – over and over again.

‘I can see the moment you saw me squarely in the eye before you cast a glance at me with a knife in each hand in the air.

Sir.  Hipgrave was cut in the back (pictured) while trying to protect Mrs Evans from the attacker

Sir. Hipgrave was cut in the back (pictured) while trying to protect Mrs Evans from the attacker

‘I see that picture at night when I try to sleep, you are there, whether I close or open my eyes – the same thing stares.

‘In that day you took all that I am from me; you took my confidence, my humor, my confident nature and my happiness. ‘

She described how her hair began to fall out from stress and she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Mrs Evans said: ‘Everyone in life has a choice … and that day you decided to pick up two large knives that you knew could possibly cause fatal injury.

‘You have chosen to stab me with these knives, and the choice you made took a year of my life away.’

Sir. Hipgrave, 52, from Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, said in a statement released through WMAS: ‘I still can’t get my head around it.

Sir.  Hipgrave recounted how Smith (pictured) suddenly 'appeared behind the door with two very large kitchen knives', adding: 'If the police had not been with us, I do not think we would have been her today'

Sir. Hipgrave recounted how Smith (pictured) suddenly ‘appeared behind the door with two very large kitchen knives’, adding: ‘If the police had not been with us, I do not think we would have been her today’

‘I’ve been in the ambulance service for a long time and never had anything like it before.

‘It was completely unexpected and unprovoked.

‘I still relive that day many, many times each week.’

Describing the attack, he said: ‘We had only walked about two yards, could not hear anything, and then suddenly he appeared behind the door on the right and held two very large kitchen knives.

Before I had time to react, he jumped forward and stabbed Deena in the chest.

Smith was jailed for nine years at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of causing grievous bodily harm.

Smith was jailed for nine years at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of causing grievous bodily harm.

‘And when my back turned to him, he then stabbed me in the back.

‘If the police had not been with us, I do not think we would have been her today to be honest.’

In court, Judge Michael Chambers told Smith: ‘Both offenses constitute a horrific attack on two paramedics who tried to help you.

‘Paramedics play an important and serious role in the welfare of his country and their work is difficult and challenging.

‘This particular case highlights day in and day out that they are embarking on the path of danger.

‘You suffer from anxiety and increased paranoia due to mental illness, but this is not a case of serious mental illness and it does not relieve you.

‘Your mother called the police, who were accompanied by two paramedics knocking on the door, but there was no answer.

“Sir. Hipgrave borrowed a screwdriver and removed one of the panels on the door because they were worried about your welfare

‘That’s the tragic irony of the case. When you entered the property, you ran towards the paramedics armed with two long-bladed knives, one in each hand.

‘You threw a knife into the left side of Mrs Evans’ chest just above her chest. Then you stabbed Mr. Hipgrave in the right side of the loins.

‘The police took control of you and put you in custody.

‘In terms of injuries, Evans received a wound to the chest which cut her bronchial nerve, from which she has suffered a loss of function in her left arm.

‘In her victim statement, she outlined the lasting and lasting effect of her injury and outlined how she was going to undergo emergency surgery, which has affected her day to day in many ways.

The mother of three told the court how she prayed

The mother of three told the court how she prayed “do not let me die” when a hectic police officer tried to stop the bleeding in her attacker’s garden. The picture: Mr. Hipgrave and Mrs. Evans

‘She was unable to take care of herself and she continues to suffer pain as she takes tablets for three times a day. She has some distinctly severe psychological effects and flashbacks.

‘She has received counseling on stress and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Sir. Hip graves have suffered serious injuries, including a stab wound in the right lower part of the chest wall.

‘It has affected him mentally and left him with fright and discomfort and he has suffered cardiac arrhythmia and struggled to sleep.

‘He has flashbacks and nightmares and he was free from work for three months and although he has bravely returned to work he is unable to resume frontline duties due to lasting effects of anxiety and pain.

‘This was a horrible persistent stabbing, a repeated stabbing in the most violent circumstances.’

Detective Jackie Nicholson, of the West Midlands Police, said after the case: ‘The whole incident lasted only 12 seconds – from the moment they entered the house until Smith was tasered – but the impact of such a shocking incident can remain with the victims for a long time. time.

‘Every day, in their roles as paramedics, Deena and Mick help people in need and save lives. I’m glad our officers helped save theirs.

‘I wish them both good luck for the future and in their continued recovery, and hope the verdict handed down to Smith helps them achieve a closure.’

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