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fire-raising

in Scots criminal law, wilful fire-raising is the crime of setting a fire with the intention so to do.
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They cover seven groups: violence, sexual crime, dishonesty, fire-raising and malicious damage, drugs and weapons, petty assaults and anti-social behaviour and motoring offences.
She is facing former Glasgow City Council leader Charles Gordon in the by-election provoked by Mike Watson's resignation over his conviction for fire-raising.
This included 2500 for shoplifting offences, eight for fire-raising and two for handling an offensive weapon.
Another 20 pupils have been arrested on suspicion of fire-raising, drug offences and breach of the peace.
PRO-SMOKING campaigner Joanna Lumley has confessed to fire-raising - in a New York bar.
Bryce Laing, 55, was jailed at Alloa Sheriff Court after admitting wilful fire-raising and obstructing the emergency services.
Lord Watson is eight weeks into a sixteen month jail sentence for fire-raising - he is expected to serve eight months.
An elderly couple who lived in the upstairs floor of the Victorian villa in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, had to flee the blaze after calling 999Minutes after the fire-raising, Stanley, who left a shoe behind, was stopped by police as a suspected drink driver.
House said: "Wilful fire-raising can cause damage to property and terrible loss of life.
LABOUR claim voters in the Cathcart by-election will not punish them for Lord Watson's fire-raising shame.
The number of young women with criminal records for vandalism and fire-raising is also at an all-time high and the number caught with guns has soared.
Snowden and Jennings deny murder, seven other counts of fire-raising, supplying cocaine, assault and attempting to murder Tommy Sharkey's wife Angela, who survived the fire.