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Nick Ralston is the Crime Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nick Ralston Matthew Milat, the great-nephew of serial killer Ivan Milat, will appeal against the 43-year jail sentence handed to him for the axe murder of 17-year-old David Auchterlonie.
Lisa Davies, Josephine Tovey, Nick Ralston NSW Police Minister Mike Gallacher has thrown his support behind two constables who shot joyriding juveniles at 4am on Saturday in Kings Cross.
Nick Ralston, Stephanie Gardiner It was mid-afternoon when Ryan Pringle pulled up at the remote campsite of the Rainbow Family, a group that gathers regularly at various sites to take part in singing, meditating and ''spiritual...
Nick Ralston Stopping a car in the backstreets of his home town should have been routine for Senior Constable David Rixon, an officer of 22 years' service.
By Dylan Welch and Nick Ralston A Sydney electronics supplier has been charged in the United States with conspiring to export sensitive missiles, drone, torpedo and helicopter equipment to the Iran military, as part of a Justice...
Nick Ralston IT WAS the type of low-key occasion, his close confidantes say, that Peter Roebuck would have wanted.
Nick Ralston In the days before he killed a teenager with a double-sided axe, the relative of serial killer Ivan Milat began revealing parts of his murderous plan to friends.
Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden RAISING the legal drinking age would do nothing to stem the tide of alcohol-related social and health problems among young people, the NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, says.
Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden A YOUNG man was using a curtain rod to try to protect his family from intruders when he was shot in the stomach by a police officer outside his home, his family says.
Nick Ralston and Aaron Cook A Sydney teenager was early this morning reunited with her family after a 10-hour ordeal during which police freed her from a suspected explosive device.
Nick Ralston Crime ILLEGAL steroids, including some intended for pigs, greyhounds and sheep, are providing profitable low-risk opportunities for organised crime, NSW police say.
Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden Crime POLICE will push for national, uniform laws to prosecute outlaw motorcycle gangs and for ''fusion'' centres to investigate them following the proliferation of tech-savvy ''new age'' bikies.
Nick Ralston Crime AS A teenager without a licence, the then rising rugby talent Kurtley Beale saw the funny side in being awarded a new Mazda CX-7 as a player of the year prize in 2007.
Nick Ralston Crime THE MAN who allegedly killed a Chatswood businessman, dumped his body in a freezer and then fled the country, leaving his wife to face charges, has been arrested in Lebanon.
Nick Ralston TANIA SIMPSON was not the type to tell anyone she was in trouble. A hard-working and devoted mother, she remained strong for her two young children, Kyla, 5, and Bronnson, 20 months, after she split...
Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden FRAMED in red, raw skin, the five words that consumed him were printed, indelibly, on his torso: ''My loves Tania Kyla Bronnson.''
Nick Ralston IF YOUR father is a criminal, you have a crooked mother and you are a man it is more likely than not you too are headed for a life of crime.
Saffron Howden, Nick Ralston PEOPLE who end their Friday and Saturday nights in a police holding cell charged with assault are likely to have consumed 22 drinks before their arrest, new research shows.
Nick Ralston The female driver of a ute carrying a man who fell out and died did stop and help him, police say.
Dylan Welch, Nick Ralston THE Gillard government was under pressure last night from the Greens and the opposition to overhaul its failing detention system following the torching of the Villawood centre - the second serious...