Martin Brunt

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Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt covers crime stories worldwide and has broken exclusive news stories through his extensive network of contacts. He has been with Sky News since the beginning in 1989.

Martin’s contacts have led to Sky News being first to report that the July 7 events in London were the work of terrorists and allowed Sky News to break the news of the death of the Queen Mother.

Martin was first to report the arrest of Amy Winehouse and the resignation of Sir Ian Blair. He covered both the First Gulf War and the Balkan War.

During the Ipswich murders, a Suffolk Police Press Officer remarked to another journalist, as reported in the Times: ‘Call Martin Brunt. He knows everything before we do.’

Martin has traveled to the Philippines to investigate those trading in dog flesh, to South Africa to investigate the murder enquiry that began after a boy’s torso was found in the River Thames in 2001 and to Cambodia on the hunt for British paedophiles.

2010 saw Martin invited to Brazil where he was the first journalist to address Interpol’s annual fugitives’ conference and in 2011, from Lithuania, Martin covered the trial of Michael Campbell, a member of the Real IRA who was jailed for 12 years after buying weapons and explosives.

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Articles by Martin Brunt

  1. Police Fully Aware Of Vulnerability To Attack

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. If it was terror, what an irony that such an anonymous call could clear the streets of some bobbies at a time when senior police chiefs are complaining that Government spending cuts are making ...

  2. Body In River Is Briton Missing From Stag Do

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. A body was discovered beneath a city centre bridge on Sunday afternoon, three weeks after Karl Law, from Fareham in Hampshire, vanished. Czech police were due to carry out an autopsy on Monday, but ...

  3. Body In River Is Missing Stag-Do Briton

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Czech police were waiting to carry out an autopsy on the body of Karl Law, 35, from Fareham, Hampshire. The body was washed up on the shore beneath a city centre bridge on Sunday ...

  4. Body Found In Search For Stag-Do Briton

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent, in Prague. Police recovered the body of a man from the freezing water near a city centre bridge, close to where builder Mr Law was last seen three weeks ago. Mr Law, 35, had ...

  5. Stag Do Disappearance: Hunt For British Man

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Builder Karl Law, 35, vanished after getting separated from his friends on a pub crawl three weeks ago. There have been several potential sightings of him, but none confirmed and he has not contacted ...

  6. Britain's Top Woman Cop Quits Scotland Yard

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Cressida Dick, 54, was said to be shocked and upset when she was replaced in the high-profile job by a male colleague in May. She had held the post for three years and oversaw ...

  7. Police 'Skill Deficit' Criticised In Report

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Many officers are not skilled enough to deal efficiently with criminals' use of technology, nor do they properly understand the vulnerability of victims, the report concludes. Inspectors said there was a "deficit in skill ...

  8. One In Five Of All Crimes Not Recorded By Police

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. An inspection of all 43 forces showed that 800,000 offences a year were not logged as crimes. Over a quarter of sexual offences were not recorded, while the figure for crimes of violence ...

  9. Victims 'Let Down' As Police Fail To Log Crimes

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. An inspection of all 43 forces showed that 800,000 offences a year were not logged as crimes. Over a quarter of sexual offences were not recorded, while the figure for crimes of violence ...

  10. Warders Questioned In UK's Biggest Abuse Probe

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Sky News understands 22 retired staff, including an ex-governor, are being quizzed after detectives unearthed evidence of an organised paedophile ring targeting the young inmates. Up to 100 former staff at Medomsley Detention Centre ...

  11. Manchester Police Slated Over Nurse's Murder

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Katie Cullen, 35, was stabbed 130 times in a frenzied attack by Iman Ghaefelipour, during a row at her home. After she died, he gouged out her eye and tried to cut off her ...

  12. Murdered Bride's Parents Plead For Justice

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. They insist their long fight for justice has left them unable to grieve for their daughter who was kidnapped and shot dead on her honeymoon in South Africa four years ago. Shrien Dewani, 34 ...

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