A boy aged seven is being hunted by police following the knifepoint car-jacking of a woman in her 60s.

The victim was reversing onto a driveway when she was approached by two schoolboys aged around seven and 12.

The older lad threatened her with a knife and demanded she got out of her Mazda 5 Takara.

The boys then drove off in the vehicle, which was later recovered by police.

The woman suffered no physical injuries but was left "shaken" by the incident.

Suffolk police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore said he was 'shocked' by the incident.

He said: "I have never seen anything like this before. The concerning thing is these two were so young.

"I don't understand how a seven and a 12-year-old get hold of a knife and then use it to threaten a woman.

"There are parents or an organisation out there who need to take responsibility for these children more seriously."

DI Holly Evans has appealed for the boys' families to get in touch with police.

She said: "They can get in contact with us or someone at school, or through other social services.

"This is not a recurring problem. It is a one-off but I can understand that people would have concerns.

"The victim was remarkable. She behaved impeccably and is now getting all the required support."

The woman was approached at around 6pm last Saturday (September 21) on a residential street in Ipswich, Suffolk.

It is understood that one of the children opened the door of her car before brandishing a knife.

The engine of the vehicle was heard revving as they drove off from the scene.

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