Emma Partridge

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

Parents' plea for answers after daughter dragged by car at high speed


Emma Partridge An hour after teenager Samantha Giufre left a Father's Day celebration, she was found unconscious with injuries that are so severe, she may never walk, talk or see properly again.

Two men charged with murdering Sydney truck driver Keith Cini

Police at Keith Cini's home in Badgerys Creek following his death in May: two men have been charged with murder.

Emma Partridge Two men have been arrested over the death of Keith Cini during a home invasion at Badgerys Creek in May.

Body found dumped on secluded road at Greengrove


Emma Partridge Two people are in custody after the body of a man was found on the side of the road near Mangrove Creek on the state's Central Coast on Tuesday.

Hope springs from ashes

Emma Partridge Hope is jagged, deep mauve and rises from the ashes.

Missing teens found, one charged, after police car chase


Emma Partridge A teenager has been charged, one of his missing mates has been arrested and another remains unaccounted for following a high-speed police pursuit in a stolen car this week.

Three men arrested after Liverpool brothel siege

Tense morning: Police swoop outside Men's Paradise in George Street, Liverpool, on Thursday.

Emma Partridge Three men walked into a brothel. Four hours later they were handcuffed – but not as part of the services provided at Men's Paradise in Liverpool.

Four hostages freed, three men arrested after Sydney brothel siege


Emma Partridge Heavily armed police have forcibly removed a man, and two hostages have been freed, following a three-hour siege inside a Liverpool brothel.

Hostage believed to be held at Sydney brothel

Police patrol at Central Station.

Emma Partridge A hostage is being held in a western Sydney brothel, police believe, sparking a large police operation in the area.

Flooding and power outage shut down Glebe morgue

A sign at the back entrance to the Glebe morgue.

Emma Partridge Glebe morgue has been shut down after flooding and power outages caused by cyclonic-strength winds and a deluge of rain.

Man dead in Glebe unit for up to a month

The body of Scott Clements was found on the third level of the University Hall building at Glebe.

Emma Partridge A man was lying dead in his Glebe unit for up to four weeks and only discovered by a real estate agent who was chasing unpaid rent. 

Police find getaway car used in shooting death of father in Leichhardt

Brad Dillon (centre) was shot dead in Leichhardt.

Emma Partridge The discovery of a getaway car may help police to arrest the second man responsible for the shooting death of a Sydney father at Leichhardt.

'We are all in shock': community mourns for boy, 8, killed on his bicycle

Jake Beattie was riding his bike with his friend when he was fatally struck by a car.

Emma Partridge The mother of a little boy who watched his best friend get killed by a four-wheel-drive as they rode their bikes has described the pair as ‘‘two peas in a pod’’.

Colombian gang busted for break-ins

Emma Partridge Five Colombian travellers are before the courts charged with stealing more than $100,000 of jewellery and electrical goods from a number of break-ins.

Two dead, one missing: police check for criminal underworld links

Jamie Gao: Shot dead allegedly after a drug deal went wrong.

Emma Partridge Police are investigating possible links between slain drug dealer Jamie Gao, a missing Sydney father and a high roller shot dead outside McDonald's in Sydney's inner west.

Tinder 'gang-rape victim' withdraws statement

Police have warned about the risksof dating strangers whom you have met online.

Emma Partridge A woman who told police she was gang-raped after meeting a man through mobile dating app Tinder has withdrawn her statement and police are no longer investigating.

Dating app Tinder not to blame for gang rape, say police

Emma Partridge Police say they are not blaming online dating sites or discouraging people from using them after the possible drink spiking and rape of a tourist in Sydney's CBD at the weekend.

Student who 'married' girl, 13, pleads guilty to sexual abuse

scales of justice

Paul Bibby, Emma Partridge An overseas student who repeatedly sexually abused a 13-year-old girl in Sydney's south-west under the guise of a "marriage" has pleaded guilty to the crime.

Police warning after Tinder date ends in gang rape in Sydney

Tinder thumb

Emma Partridge Police are warning online daters to be "very careful" following the gang-rape of a tourist in Sydney who met a stranger through mobile dating app Tinder at the weekend. 

Woman gang-raped by Tinder date and his friends

Tinder app

Emma Partridge Police are warning online daters to be careful of meeting up with strangers after a  tourist was gang-raped after meeting a man she met on mobile dating app Tinder in Sydney.

Villawood detainee to plead guilty to 'marrying' girl, 12

Emma Partridge A Villawood detention centre detainee will plead guilty to "marrying", and having a sexual relationship with, a 12-year-old girl, a Sydney court heard on Wednesday.