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 not guilty plea to a second charge of wilful fire-raising in another room was accepted by the Crown.
"She has a lengthy schedule of previous convictions, including wilful fire-raising.
"This is a serious case of wilful fire-raising which could have had tragic consequences had the family not been able to escape.
Although fire investigators are still working to piece together exactly what happened, police are treating it as wilful fire-raising.
Lord Watson pled guilty to a charge of wilful fire-raising 10 years ago.
The seat is vacant following the resignation of sitting Labour MSP Mike Watson, who had pleaded guilty to wilful fire-raising charges.
Drinks He could face charges of wilful fire-raising and reckless conduct to the endangerment of life.
"Also black material on the cuffs, which was found to be chemically similar to melted boots found at the locus." Gilmour of Ness Avenue, Johnstone, pleaded to guilty to a charge of wilful fire-raising at the Linwood flat in that she had previously evinced malice and ill will towards her former partner Ms Watt.
Edgar earlier admitting breach of the peace and wilful fire-raising.
A CID spokeswoman said: "We can confirm an incident of wilful fire-raising at the site.
She said: "Wilful fire-raising is extremely dangerous and caused significant damage to the property.
At the High Court in Glasgow, Ahmad pled guilty to stalking and wilful fire-raising.