Boys aged 7 and 12 threaten woman at knifepoint, steal her car and drive off

Boys aged 7 and 12 threaten woman at knifepoint, steal her car and drive off

- in Uk News

TWO boys aged seven and 12 are being hunted by police today after they threatened a woman with a knife and stole her car.

The woman in her 60s was reversing her Mazda onto a drive in Ipswich when the yobs accosted her on September 21.


The troublemakers targeted the woman outside her home in Suffolk[/caption]

One of the crooks opened the door to her Mazda 5 and made threats with a knife

The 12-year-old boy opened the door to the maroon Mazda 5 Takara, threatened the victim with a knife and demanded she got out.

The kid thugs then drove her car away but it was later recovered by the police.

Cops said the victim was physically unharmed but “shaken”.


The first suspect is described as male, approximately 12-years-old, of a small build, between 4ft 10ins and 5ft 2ins and is said to have dark hair and dark eyes.

He was wearing a multi-coloured t-shirt and blue shorts.

The second suspect is described as male, approximately seven-years-old and of a stockier build, between 4ft 8ins and 5ft 1ins.

He is also thought to have dark hair and dark eyes.

He was wearing a blue buttoned-up shirt and dark coloured shorts on the day of the attack.

This attack follows reports that more than 1,000 children were caught carrying knives in schools last year – with the youngest aged just four.

Weapons seized by police included machetes, hunting knives, a samurai sword and even a highlighter pen which had its nib changed to a blade.

Former teacher David Simmons said he was confronted by a six-year-old brandishing a knife while working in a north London school.

He said: “He was threatening other staff members and saying that he was going to stab them so I’ve gone over trying to calm this child down.

“He then said he’s going to stab me and kill me.”

Figures obtained by 5 News under Freedom of Information laws show a total of 1,144 knife possession offences in schools, where the suspect was a child, were recorded in England, Scotland and Wales last year.

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