Arson

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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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A jury at Perth Sheriff Court yesterday took less than an hour to find Coutts guilty of wilful fire raising on the Miller Homes development.
He was charged with wilful fire raising in 1994, but the procurator fiscal did not proceed with the case.
Stuart McMillan, 18, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court charged with wilful fire raising at the family home in Douglas Avenue, Burnside, Glasgow, on Tuesday.