Spate of fires in Earls Barton involving bundles of newspapers

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Patrols have been increased at parks in Earls Barton following a spate of small fires involving bundles of newspapers.

Over the past few weeks, a number of fires have been reported in parks around the village.

It is believed youths have picked up bundles of newspapers left outside newsagents and set fire to them.

Following the incidents, police patrols around Earls Barton’s parks have been increased and newsagents have been asked not to leave their papers outside.