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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Benham denies assault, breach of the peace and wilful fire raising.
Earlier, at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, John Ross, 38, of Ferniehill in the city, admitted wilful fire raising.
Crabbe had admitted wilful fire raising in 1988 and received a pounds 200 fine.