Police on the trail

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Police have increased patrols in an area popular with walkers in Sheffield following a spate of arson attacks.

Fire crews have been called to night-time blazes on scrubland on the Hartley Brook trail.

“Despite the rain we’ve been having, the ground out there is very dry at the moment and we’ve been having problems in the area since the Easter break,” said watch manager Jonathan Ward.”