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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Janice Miller, from Kilwinning, Ayrshire, initially faced a single charge of wilful fireraising and was due to stand trial at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.
The two thugs also pleaded guilty to wilful fireraising to the danger of the three children's lives.
Torbet, who admitted a breach of the peace and wilful fireraising, will have to serve the six year sentence before being able to launch a fresh parole bid from his life term.
Moyes, of Catmoor Court, Scone, admitted wilful fireraising in a field in the village on September 1 last year.
The jury took less than an hour to find Coutts guilty of wilful fireraising.
At Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday, McReadie was jailed for 28 months after admitting wilful fireraising Aidan Higgins, prosecuting, told the court: "At the time of the offence, he was the branch manager.
Risk The court heard that at the time of the attack, Smith - who has previous convictions for severe assault and wilful fireraising - was on bail pending an assault case.