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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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Labour justice spokesman and former police chief, Graeme Pearson MSP, added: "Obviously the level of incidents of fireraising over this period is a serious concern.
The fires finally came to an end on September 22, when police confirmed a teenager had been charged with wilful fireraising.
Aberdeenshire Council is poised to increase security measures at Aden Country Park near Mintlaw following a spree of vandalism, anti-social behaviour, intentional fireraising and theft.
Detective Sergeant Sam Harris said: "The investigation into wilful fireraising at Cove Harbour that occurred just before 3am on Sunday January 6 2019 remains ongoing and is continuing."
Detective Inspector Bob Bowie, from Paisley CID, said: "Over the course of the weekend a number of wilful fireraising incidents occurred in the Paisley area.
The incident is being treated as wilful fireraising following a joint investigation between police and the fire service.
Measures to return empty homes to use also seek to restore confidence in local property markets and discourage antisocial behaviour such as fireraising, vandalism and fly-tipping at empty properties, as well as tackling climate change and improving sustainability.
Few guests at the extravagant three-day celebration at Airth Castle near Falkirk knew of his twisted but lucrative sideline in drug dealing, intimidation and insurance fraud through fireraising.
They say the fireraising former Labour MSP has already landed privileges usually only enjoyed by long-serving lags.
Ryan Smith, 19, appeared at the city's sheriff court yesterday and pled guilty to wilful fireraising at the Gramps nature reserve.
If you have seen the stolen cars or have any information on the fireraising, contact police on 101.