Emma Partridge

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

Calls for urgent review after Bega Cheese paedophile gets bail

Emma Partridge, Ben Smyth The NSW Attorney-General has called for an urgent review after the former head of Bega Cheese, Maurice Van Ryn, was granted bail after admitting he sexually abused six underage boys.

Soheila Moghaddam avoids jail after killing Akshaaye Revin, 6, outside Carlingford Public School

Soheila Moghaddam

Emma Partridge A Sydney mother has avoided going to jail after she hit and killed a six-year-old boy outside Carlingford Public School last December.

Woman falls to death on Sydney camping trip

Emma Partridge Megan Moody had only been enagaged two months when she fell to her death on a camping trip with her fiance Paul Veitch in bushland south-west of Sydney.

No bail for man accused of murdering wife in their Casula front garden

Vesna Crnobrnja, 49, was found with head injuries in the front yard of her Casula home on November 17.

Emma Partridge A Sydney man accused of killing his wife in the front garden of their western Sydney home was refused bail on Tuesday. 

Police close in on killers of Gosford car enthusiast Laurie Starling

Emma Partridge He was an innocent businessman shot dead on a street known as a popular haunt for Rebels bikie gang members on the state's central coast.

Husband charged after wife found dead in western Sydney front yard

Vesna Crnobrnja, 49, was found with head injuries in the front yard of her Casula home on Monday.

Emma Partridge, Ashleigh Milton Police believe a suspected murder in Sydney's western suburbs was domestic violence related.

Hundreds farewell Georgina Bartter at memorial service in North Sydney

Memorial: Georgina Bartter.

Emma Partridge The risk that Georgina Bartter would die from the drug she took at a Sydney music festival was 1 in 10 million.

Rebels torture own member Sons of Anarchy style

Grim inspiration: The torture was said to be in the vein of the <i>Sons of Anarchy</i> television series.

Emma Partridge It was a Sons of Anarchy-inspired torture in which nipples were sliced, skin was seared and bones were broken.

Moama shooting victims named as Jamie Edwards and Joelene Joyce

police car

Emma Partridge Two murder victims  shot dead in a car on the side of a country road near the NSW/Victorian border have been named as locals Jamie Edwards and Joelene Joyce.

Colin Newey, alleged killer of beauty queen Bronwynne Richardson, granted bail

Victim: Bronwynne Richardson.

Emma Partridge The alleged rapist and killer of a teenage beauty queen has been granted bail on Thursday almost 40 years after the crime rocked Albury on the NSW-Victorian border.

Man and woman found shot dead in car on country road near NSW border

Old Deniliquin Road, near Moama

Emma Partridge Homicide detectives will help to investigate after a man and woman were found shot dead in a car on country road near the NSW/Victorian border on Wednesday.

Police investigate whether Georgina Bartter took 'purple speaker' ecstasy pill at Harbourlife festival

Georgina Bartter died of a suspected drug overdose.

Emma Partridge Police are investigating the possibility that Sydney teenager Georgina Bartter took an ecstasy pill known as a "purple speaker" at a music festival just hours before she died on Saturday.

Two men wanted for Sydney armed robberies

Emma Partridge Two armed men in a white van are terrorising pub and petrol station attendants, robbing 15 businesses across Sydney in the past two months.

Wenona principal pays tribute after Georgina Bartter's death at Harbourlife

Georgina Bartter

Emma Partridge The young woman was one of 5000 people attending Saturday's Harbourlife festival at Mrs Macquaries Chair.

Child protection the hardest job in NSW Police Force

Heartbreaking: The work of the NSW Police Force's child abuse squad is difficult but worth it, says its boss.

Emma Partridge It is possibly the world's worst and best job

Child-related AVOs in NSW rise 76 per cent after police given new powers

Child abuse recognised.

Emma Partridge - Crime Apprehended violence orders taken out to protect children from physical and sexual abuse have soared 76 per cent in the past year across NSW.

Third of hospital admissions due to football: report

Sport injury.

Emma Partridge You are more likely to end up in hospital playing some code of football than any other sport, according to a new study.

Mystery woman found floating off Sydney bay

Where the body was found: Kogarah Bay.

Emma Partridge Police have no idea what happened to a woman found floating in her swimming costume off a southern Sydney bay two days ago.

Buddhist monk shot himself with nail gun, then shot temple president: community member

Shot: Karuna Kim.

Emma Partridge A dispute between two men at a Buddhist temple in Sydney's south-west resulted in one of the men shooting the other in the head with a nail gun, before turning the weapon on himself, police say.

Two men injured after nail gun shooting at Buddhist temple

NSW ambulance.

Megan Levy and Emma Partridge Two men remain in hospital in a critical condition after they were shot in the head with a nail gun at a Buddhist temple in Sydney's south-west.