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 was first to report the arrest of Amy Winehouse, the resignation of Sir Ian Blair, and was the first to interview Madeleine McCann suspect Robert Murat, he has also covered both the First Gulf War and the Balkan War. Martin’s contacts 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. 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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