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. Mass DNA Tests In Hunt For Artist's Killer

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Dozens of men turned up to give DNA swabs and be photographed on the first day of a month-long operation. Police are baffled by the murder of grandmother Valerie Graves, 55, who was found ...

  2. Mass DNA Tests In Hunt For Gran's Killer

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Dozens of men turned up to give DNA swabs and be photographed on the first day of a month-long operation. Police are baffled by the murder of Valerie Graves, 55, who was found bludgeoned ...

  3. Police Criticised Over Shoplifting Response

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. A survey shows a 36% rise in the money lost in shop thefts, the highest figure for a decade. But most shoplifting goes unreported because shopkeepers do not believe the police will respond, according ...

  4. Miagraine Patient Claims Doctor Fondled Her

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. She said he sent a nurse out of the consulting room, then told her to remove her top and bra before examining her. She said: "I was stunned. I didn't understand what was ...

  5. Hospital Consultant On Trial For Sex Offences

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Disgraced consultant paediatrician Michael Salmon, 79, ordered parents out of his consulting room so he could assault their daughters, the jury heard. The prosecution said he arranged abortions for two of his victims, even ...

  6. Jim Davidson: Arrest Frightened Life Out Of Me

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the 61-year-old said he was getting his life back together with a sell-out stand-up tour and the launch of a new charity to help troubled ex-servicemen. A ...

  7. Domestic Abuse Victims Warned Over Presents

    Posted by - Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent. Abusers will hide cameras or listening devices inside presents such as mobile phones, laptops and toys to snoop on their targets, say campaigners. Jennifer Perry, CEO of Digital-Trust, which helps victims of digital abuse ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

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