TWO members of West Midlands Ambulance Service staff have been stabbed after attending a call out to check on the welfare of a man in Wolverhampton.

The initial call came through at around 12.15pm this lunchtime to an address in Stephens Close.

Shortly after arrival, the crew used their emergency alert to say that they had been stabbed.

Three additional ambulances, two Midlands Air Ambulances and the West Midlands Care Team attended the scene along with three paramedic officers.

The two members of staff, both paramedics, have been treated at the scene by doctors and paramedics and have been taken to hospital for further treatment.

A man who was tasered by police officers at the scene has also been treated by ambulance staff.

A police spokesperson said a man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding after two paramedics were attacked.

The paramedics, one male and the other female, were conducting a safe and well check at the property when they were attacked by the occupant. They were both stabbed and have been taken to hospital with serious injuries where their condition is described as stable.

The paramedics were accompanied by a police officer who arrested the 52-year-old man at the scene. He will be questioned in due course.

A cordon has been placed around the property while enquiries continue.

Superintendent Simon Inglis, from Wolverhampton Police, said: “This is a shocking incident resulting in serious injuries to two of our blue light colleagues.

“We are treating it as an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.”