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Nick Ralston is the Crime Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Former NSW premier Nathan Rees 'attacked' at a Seven Hills shopping centre

Nick Ralston Former NSW premier Nathan Rees has been allegedly attacked in a shopping centre in western Sydney.

Police release CCTV image of armed intruder at Sydney Islamic school

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Rachel Olding, Nick Ralston Police are searching for a man who allegedly burst into an Islamic school in western Sydney on Thursday and threatened staff and students with a machete.

Armed intruder threatens staff, students at Sydney Islamic school: reports

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Rachel Olding and Nick Ralston Police have swarmed an Islamic school in western Sydney after reports of an intruder threatening staff and students with a knife. 

Adeel Khan started Rozelle fire for insurance payout, police claim

Adeel Khan has been charged with murder.

Nick Ralston In the early hours of of September 4, baby boy Jude did what 11-month-old-babies do, waking his parents Bianka and John as they slept in their inner-western Sydney apartment.

Rozelle store owner Adeel Khan charged with murder

Facing multiple murder charges: Adeel Khan.

Nick Ralston The owner of a Rozelle convenience store destroyed by a fire that killed three people has now been charged with three counts of murder and two of attempted murder.

Rozelle store owner arrested over blast that killed three people

Facing three murder charges: Adeel Khan.

Nick Ralston The owner of a Rozelle convenience store that was destroyed by fire killing three people has been arrested at his hospital bed.

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...

Inseparable Rozelle fire victims Bianka and Jude O'Brien buried in single casket

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17:  John O'Brien, husband and father of the Rozelle blast victims Bianka and Jude O'Brien arrive to their Funeral service at St Joseph's Catholic Church on September 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Nick Ralston There was no place baby boy Jude O' Brien was happier than with his mother Bianka, his father says. 

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.

Kogarah High student killed as vehicle mounts footpath, crashes through shop

The scene of the crash in Kogarah on Monday.

Nick Ralston A teenage girl was sitting waiting for a bus when she was struck and killed by an out-of-control vehicle in circumstances eerily similar to another fatal crash at the same spot in Sydney's south...

Teenager dead after car crashes into Kogarah pharmacy

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Megan Levy and Nick Ralston A teenager has died and three people have been injured after a vehicle crashed into a pharmacy in Kogarah in Sydney's south.

The remains of the Rozelle shop fire turns from rescue mission to crime scene

Painstaking operation: firefighters at the scene on Friday morning.

Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden and Emma Partridge TWO bodies, believed to be that of Sydney woman Bianka O'Brien and her baby boy Jude, have been pulled from the remains of the Rozelle shop fire, with the focus now shifting from a rescue mission to...

More bodies pulled from rubble of Rozelle explosion

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Nick Ralston Two more bodies, believed to be that of a Sydney woman and her baby son, have been found by rescuers in the debris from the Rozelle shop fire.

Police confirm Chris Noble, 27, died in Darling St, Rozelle explosion

Chris Noble (far left) at a family wedding. The 27-year-old was killed in an explosion in Rozelle.

Emma Partridge, Nick Ralston Three close friends were sound asleep when an explosion went off and later destroyed the unit they had been living in above a Rozelle shop on Thursday morning.

Crime figure George Alex charged over threatening phone calls

Sydney crime figure George Alex.

Nick Ralston Sydney crime figure George Alex has been charged over a series of threatening phone calls.

Rozelle explosion leaves three unaccounted for

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Nick Ralston It was an almighty boom in the early hours that shook the house, rattled the windows and woke Sydney's inner-west.

Father confronted by nightmare after Rozelle explosion

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Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge and Megan Levy Three people are missing, feared dead, three others injured and two shops have been flattened following an early morning blast that rocked through Sydney's inner-west and that police fear may have...

Mother and baby missing after Rozelle store blast identified as Bianka O'Brien and her son Jude

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Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge, Megan Levy A mother and her 12-month-old son, who are still unaccounted for after an explosion at Rozelle have been identified.

Rozelle woken by explosion as fire destroys convenience store

Blast: the shop went up in flames.

Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge, Megan Levy A mother and her 12-month-old son, who are still unaccounted for after an explosion at Rozelle have been identified.