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Arson

Deliberately setting fire with a destructive intent. Arson can be intended to incite terror; for example, a loan shark may set fire to a building owned by a debtor. Insurance for businesses and homes usually covers arson, though sometimes company owners set fire to their own buildings as a form of insurance fraud.
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Police Scotland said: "The reduction in fireraising in this area has, without doubt, been influenced by the increased community awareness of the grave consequences associated with it.
Campbell, of Errol, Perthshire, the third wife of lonely hearts fraudster McKenzie, admitted fireraising and waging a hate campaign against Grant, who lives with his parents in Dundee.
LABOUR Lord Mike Watson dodged cameramen before denying two charges of wilful fireraising yesterday.
Last week the youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted wilful fireraising at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.
LABOUR peer Lord Watson is to face charges of wilful fireraising in court next month.
The breakthrough only came after Detective Chief Superintendent John McGovern was put in charge and identified the pattern of wilful fireraising.
At Paisley Sheriff Court last week, he admitted wilful fireraising.
He was then arrested and formally charged with wilful fireraising and reckless conduct to the endangerment of life.
A Crown Office spokesman confirmed yesterday that Laing had been charged with wilful fireraising to the danger of life, assaulting or obstructing emergency services and failing to comply with bail conditions.
Strathclyde Police said: "We are treating this as wilful fireraising.
84million - the cost of employing 1000 teachers - was spent on repairs after fireraising thugs torched scores of schools.
He identified a pattern of wilful fireraising and built up a circumstantial but compelling case against Snowden and Jennings.