Emma Partridge

Emma Partridge is a Crime Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Bill Spedding refused bail: man questioned over William Tyrrell held on unrelated charges

Emma Partridge A man questioned over the disappearance of William Tyrrell has been refused bail after police charged him with a number of unrelated historical child sex offences.

Person of interest in William Tyrrell case, Bill Spedding, charged with sexually abusing two girls

Detectives arrest Bill Spedding in Bonny Hills.

Emma Partridge A man questioned over the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell has been charged with five counts of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10 and two counts of common assault.

Bill Spedding arrest: Police arrest person of interest in William Tyrrell investigation on unrelated charges

Bill Spedding in Port Macquarie arrested.

Emma Partridge A man named as a person of interest in relation to the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell on Wednesday has been arrested by police over unrelated alleged offences.

William Tyrrell investigation: police home in on paedophile ring

William was playing in the backyard of his grandmother's Kendall home when he vanished last September.

Emma Partridge As the mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell walked in circles and ripped open cupboards yelling, "You need to talk to mummy and tell me where you are," she knew in the pit of her stomach that...

Missing toddler William Tyrrell: Police suspect paedophile ring

The parents of three-year-old William Tyrrell are pleading for information on his whereabouts.

Emma Partridge, Nick Ralston Police are investigating a paedophile ring in relation to the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell.

Missing toddler William Tyrrell: 'We hope he is still alive'

The parents of three-year-old William Tyrrell are pleading for information on his whereabouts.

Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision in her head that somebody "reached over and ... has gone 'clump' on his shoulders, picked him up and moved him on ... because ...

Family of accused murderer Vincent Stanford help police in investigation into death of Stephanie Scott

Stephanie Scott was allegedly murdered by Vincent Stanford.

Rachel Olding and Emma Partridge The family of a cleaner accused of murdering Leeton teacher Stephanie Scott have been holed up in a local motel as they spend hours helping police investigate the killing.

Stephanie Scott remembered in Leeton on her wedding day

Detective Superintendent Michael Rowan, Griffith police local area commander (right), talks with Aaron leeson-Woolley (centre), the fiance of murdered Leeton school teacher Stephanie Scott.

Emma Partridge Aaron Leeson-Woolley should have been wearing a tux and getting ready to watch his partner of five years walk down the aisle on Saturday. 

In the orange dust, the worst fears for Stephanie Scott became grim reality

Stephanie Scott was allegedly murdered by Vincent Stanford.

Emma Partridge The school teacher's charred body was spotted about five metres off a dirt road, deep in the Riverina scrubland on Friday.

Stephanie Scott's family release balloons

Detective Superintendent Michael Rowan, Griffith police local area commander (right) talks with Aaron leeson-Woolley (center) the fiance of murdered Leeton school teacher Stephanie Scott who he was supposed to marry today, at a memorial picnic at Mountford Park in Leeton, NSW. 11th April, 2015. Photo: Kate GeraghtyClick to play video

Emma Partridge RAW VISION: hundreds gather at a Riverina park as Stephanie Scott's family release balloons in tribute to murdered teacher.

Stephanie Scott's family and fiance gather in Leeton park on her wedding day

Aaron Leeson-Woolley (centre) speaks with Griffith police commander Michael Rowan at a picnic to remember his fiancee, Stephanie Scott, in Leeton on Saturday.

Emma Partridge Aaron Leeson-Woolley should have been wearing a tux and getting ready to watch his partner of five years walk down the aisle today.

Body of Leeton teacher Stephanie Scott found: police

Stephanie Scott was to have been married today.

Emma Partridge Police have found the body of what is believed to be Leeton school teacher and bride-to-be Stephanie Scott.

Family and friends to gather to remember Stephanie Scott on what should have been her wedding day

Messages for Leeton High School teacher at the floral tribute infront of Leeton High School where murder woman Stephanie Scott worked. Stephanie went missing on Easter Sunday and was to be married this coming weekend. Vincent Stanford, 24, a cleaner at the school was charged today with her murder. Leeton, NSW. 9th April, 2015. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Emma Partridge Cake will be cut, toasts made and loved ones will gather on the day teacher Stephanie Scott planned to marry her partner of five years, Aaron Leeson-Woolley.

Stephanie Scott death: witness 'thought it was odd' when he saw man near canal

Paul Halls a local Leeton man who witnessed a man throw a laptop or iPad into an irrigation canal a few kilometers out of Leeton on Easter Sunday. leeton, NSW. 10th April, 2015. Photo: kate Geraghty

Emma Partridge Paul Halls was working on his ute with friends west of Leeton on Sunday when he saw a man pull up and head on foot for a murky canal nearby.

Police divers search for Stephanie Scott's body as focus turns to vineyard

'Beautiful memory': Stephanie Scott's family have posted tributes to her online.

Emma Partridge Police divers have arrived in the Riverina town of Leeton as the search continues for the body of high school teacher Stephanie Scott, one day after a man was charged with her murder.

Stephanie Scott murder: Leeton community holds vigil, leaves messages of support

Merrilyn Scott (2nd from right) and Robert Scott (right) parents of murdered woman Stephanie Scott who went missing on Easter Sunday, look at the messages at the floral memorial on the gates of the Leeton High School where his Stephanie Scott worked. Leeton, NSW. 9th April, 2015. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Emma Partridge Stephanie Scott should have been surrounded by friends, family and flowers on her wedding day this Saturday.

School cleaner Vincent Stanford charged with bride-to-be Stephanie Scott's murder

Merrilyn Scott, the mother of Stephanie Scott, and Aaron Leeson-Woolley, Stephanie's fiance, at the floral memorial on the gates of the high school where she  worked.

Emma Partridge As the family of bride-to-be Stephanie Scott fretted about where she was, her alleged killer washed his clothes and hung them on a Hills Hoist in the backyard of his Riverina home.

Stephanie Scott's accused killer kept to himself, say neighbours

Missing teacher Stephanie Scott.

Emma Partridge, Eryk Bagshaw and Kate Aubusson Vincent Stanford, 24, who was charged with the murder of bride-to-be Stephanie Scott, 26, has been formally refused bail.

Vincent Stanford, charged with murdering Leeton teacher Stephanie Scott, underwent criminal checks, cleaning company says

Emma Partridge, Megan Levy A senior manager of the cleaning company that employs Mr Stanford said he had undergone standard criminal checks before he was employed.