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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Inspector Cassie Glass, from Johnstone and Renfrew's community policing team, said: "We are investigating a wilful fire raising incident after two picnic benches were found on fire in the grounds of Barsail Primary School around 7pm on Saturday night.
Earlier, at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, John Ross, 38, of Ferniehill in the city, admitted wilful fire raising.
She said: "We are investigating a wilful fire raising incident in a yard close to Direct Car Care in New Sneddon Street, Paisley at 9.45pm on Monday.
Crabbe had admitted wilful fire raising in 1988 and received a pounds 200 fine.
The mum of the tragic twins who died in a blaze at their Ayrshire home was yesterday charged with wilful fire raising.
"Once we know more, we will make a decision on the appropriate action to take." Investigators are still unable to say what caused the fire and a probe is currently under way to determine whether the incident was caused by wilful fire raising.