Emma Partridge

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

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.

Forecasts point to dangerous bushfire season

Bushfire in Castlereagh in July.

Emma Partridge If you thought last year's bushfires were bad – get ready – things are expected to get a whole lot worse.

Police to ignore minor collisions in order to cut congestion

Car damaged in Pemberton crash

Emma Partridge If you rear-end a Ferrari, reverse into a pole or side-swipe a car while changing lanes, you may no longer need to call the police.

Vegas Hotel robbery an inside job, say police

Inside job: Police say the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Vegas Hotel was the result of an elaborate plan led by former manager Feng Ye.

Emma Partridge What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas. But not when you are the manager of a nightclub called Vegas and you claim you were hog-tied while masked men - who police allege are your mates -...

Police pop pen-gun syndicate

Pen-guns

Emma Partridge Police have smashed a Sydney pen-gun syndicate accused of supplying miniature weapons to bikies and organised criminals.

Maths tutor charged with sex assault had photos of 40 children on phone, police claim

Mobile phone.

Emma Partridge The mobile phone of a maths tutor may help to idenitfy up to 40 underage victims of sexual assault, police will allege. 

Mechanic Ahmad Azaddin Rahmany arrested in terrorism raids free on good behaviour bond

''Do I look like a terrorist?'': Ahmad Azaddin Rahmany outside court.

Emma Partridge A mechanic arrested during Australia's largest counter-terrorism operation was given a two-year good behaviour bond after police found a stun gun and four rounds of ammunition at his Merrylands home.

Terror raids target family homes of convicted criminals

Suspects' criminal records disclosed: Milad bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai.

Nick Ralston and Emma Partridge A man jailed for threatening to slit the throat of a Commonwealth official and another who allegedly helped six people travel to Syria are believed to be the alleged leaders of the group targeted by...

Terrorism accused Omarjan Azari's sisters just 'fine'

The sisters of terrorism accused Omarjan Azari in Guildford.

Emma Partridge Omarjan Azari is accused of a horrific terrorist plot and their parents are overseas but two of his sisters say they are just fine after police ripped apart their western Sydney home on Thursday.

Police searching for material linked to Islamic State, al-Qaeda, says man targeted

Raban Alou, whose Wentworthville home was raided.

Emma Partridge A man targeted during counter-terrorism raids across Sydney said police were searching for any material that could link his family to al-Qaeda or Islamic State.

Puipuimaota Galuvao, sister of former NRL star Joe Galuvao, charged over schoolgirl death

Puipuimaota Galuvao.

Emma Partridge, Kahlia Beichert, Nick Ralston The woman driver charged over the death of a school girl at a southern Sydney bus stop is the sister of former NRL player Joe Galuvao.

'We've lost a nurse, a farmer and three beautiful kids'

Geoff Hunt apparently took the lives of his wife, Kim, and three children.

Emma Partridge Farmers in Lockhart area are struggling to make sense of the Hunt family murder-suicide.

Kim Hunt's sister Jenny Geppert speaks of 'heart-wrenching sadness' over family tragedy

Gone: Kim Hunt and daughter Phoebe.

Emma Partridge The sister of Kim Hunt says her family feels "an indescribable numbness and all encompassing, heart wrenching sadness" following the death of Mrs Hunt and her three children after a suspected...

Scribbled note leaves no clue to tragedy of Lockhart family

Emma Partridge Inside a small white house surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note.

Hunt deaths: Lockhart struggles over loss of "beautiful family"

Kim and Geoffrey Hunt with children Phoebe, Mia and Fletcher

Emma Partridge, Simone Norrie and Cara Jeffery Few people in and around Lockhart did not know the Hunt family in one way or another.

What led to the death of Kim and Geoff Hunt and their children?

Kim and Geoffrey Hunt with children Phoebe, Mia and Fletcher

Emma Partridge Inside a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note.

Body pulled from Lockhart dam after Kim Hunt and three children shot dead

Geoffrey Hunt

Emma Partridge Police divers have recovered a body from a dam after a woman and her three children were shot dead on their Riverina farm near Wagga Wagga

Hunt family of Lockhart seemed to have it all

Kim and Geoffrey Hunt with children Phoebe, Mia and Fletcher

Emma Partridge, Simone Norrie and Cara Jeffery On the outside, the Hunt family seemed to have it all.

Search for father after woman, three children shot dead near Wagga

Geoff Hunt

Emma Partridge and Patrick Begley Kim Hunt almost died in a horror car crash two years ago. Now she and her three children are dead.

Crime figure murdered near McDonald's

NCH - NEWS - Generic, Police, Newcastle Police, Newcastle Police Station. NSW Police. Police Sign.   Photo by Marina Neil 13th MAY 2014.

Emma Partridge A crime figure was last seen at McDonald's outlet  moments before he was shot dead in Sydney's inner west on Sunday.