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 spokesman for the Crown Office, responsible for prosecutions in Scotland said: "Mike Goodall Watson, 55 years, appeared on petition on two charges of wilful fire-raising at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.
Last night, Lothian and Borders police confirmed a 13-year-old boy had been arrested and charged with wilful fire-raising.
The teenager and nine others were responsible for 307 alleged crimes, including assault, wilful fire-raising and housebreaking.
Nelson, who is currently serving another jail term for theft, admitted wilful fire-raising.
The men have also been arrested in connection with further allegations of conspiracy to commit murder and numerous acts of alleged wilful fire-raising and alleged violence in the Helensburgh area between 2008 and 2011.
Strathclyde Police have not ruled out wilful fire-raising.
She was serving a 26-month sentence for wilful fire-raising after being convicted in December at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Kerr was originally charged with attempted murder, but the charge was reduced to wilful fire-raising.