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.
Police are treating the incident as wilful fire-raising and attempted murder.
The Labour peer admitted one charge of wilful fire-raising after the Scottish Politician of the Year Awards on November 12, 2004.
And last night, a spokesman for Strathclyde Police said: "We are treating this as wilful fire-raising.
Bryce Laing, 55, was jailed at Alloa Sheriff Court after admitting wilful fire-raising and obstructing the emergency services.
LABOUR peer and MSP Mike Watson will return to court tomorrow to again face wilful fire-raising charges.
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.
He was jailed for three years and four months at the High Court in Edinburgh after admitting culpable homicide and wilful fire-raising.
Last night, Lothian and Borders police confirmed a 13-year-old boy had been arrested and charged with wilful fire-raising.