Andy Davies , Home Affairs Correspondent

Andy Davies is a Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News covering Wales & the West of England.

Operating out of our Cardiff bureau, he has covered a wide range of stories from the steel crisis in Port Talbot to pioneering reform programmes (#dadsinprison) in Britain’s largest prison HMP Parc. He has reported on some of the most high profile criminal cases in recent years (April Jones; Ian Watkins; Jo Yeates; Becky Watts) and previously broke several exclusives on the phone hacking scandal. He is the only journalist to have interviewed ex-police officer Bob Lambert about his hugely controversial double life in which he fathered a child while working undercover. He also exposed the extent to which some UK police forces were using ‘emergency response belts’ around detainees’ heads in custody.

Previously Andy reported for BBC Panorama where he won a Royal Television Society award for an investigation into corruption in horseracing. Before that he was a reporter for BBC Northern Ireland’s investigative strand Spotlight.

  • Published on 26 Sep 2017

    They’ve been called the crack cocaine of gambling, but the government has hinted at a crackdown on high-street betting machines? The money that can be lost in some fixed odds machines is eye-watering – it is theoretically possible to lose £18,000 in an hour. Labour has just demanded that the betting industry pays a new tax…

  • Published on 15 Sep 2017

    We’re still here. That’s the message from Port Talbot, which just 18 months  was bracing itself for thousands of job losses and the closure of its iconic steelworks. Much has changed in the South Wales town since then: a deal  to keep the plant open, which came at a cost, with cuts to pension benefits. And tonight a…

  • Published on 7 Sep 2017 Sections

    More than a fifth of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have experienced abuse in the past year says the charity Stonewall – attacks both verbal and physical. The figures for transgender people are even higher, with 41 per cent saying they have been the victims of hate crime. But only a small proportion of…

  • Published on 30 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    New figures show the number of patients waiting more than 52 weeks for surgery has risen by more than 400% since 2013. The Welsh Government said the majority of people were treated within target times – despite increased demand.

  • Published on 11 Aug 2017

    School holidays should be a time of fun and excitement. But charities have warned that many children face going hungry, especially those who’d normally receive free school meals in term time. In Swansea last week, one food bank said it had run out of basic supplies – pointing to the start of the summer break…

  • Published on 4 Aug 2017 Sections

    It’s in the running to be the UK’s next city of culture. But this week Swansea has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of a film whose portrayal of the city was as bleak as it was darkly comic. Twin Town, which helped launch the career of the actor Rhys Ifans, has become loved by the…

  • Published on 31 Jul 2017 Sections

    A former Royal Marine who lived a double life as a bomb maker for dissident Irish republicans has been jailed for 18 years 31 year old Ciaran Maxwell stashed away a huge cache of weapons, including anti-personnel mines and pipe bombs. Four of the devices were later used in attacks by violent  extremists in Northern…

  • Published on 20 Jul 2017

    The Government has scrapped plans to electrify three rail lines.  The transport secretary announced new technology means works on the Midland Main Line, the Lake District Line and the Great Western Line will no longer be needed.

  • Published on 18 Jul 2017

    For decades, life expectancy has been steadily going up. But new analysis shows that unlike other rich countries like Hong Kong and Japan, in England it has dramatically stalled since 2010, when the Conservatives introduced austerity. Experts say it could be linked to what they called “miserly” spending on health and social care. The Department of Health insists the NHS has…

  • Published on 15 Jul 2017 Sections

    For any student, picking up a first class honours degree would be an achievement. But for Rob Camm it is an especial feat – coming less than four years after he was paralysed from the neck down in a car accident. The 23-year-old applied for his university place while still in a spinal unit in…

  • Published on 10 Jul 2017 Sections

    Asylum seekers are homeless and going hungry because the Government can’t process their applications for support fast enough. Refugee Action examined more than 300 cases and found that the Home Office is regularly missing its own deadlines, taking weeks or even months to decide whether to grant support, and wrongly rejecting claims for emergency help.

  • Published on 5 Jul 2017 Sections

    “We failed him in his hour of need” – the verdict of Avon and Somerset’s police chief into his force’s treatment of a refugee who was murdered after years of abuse. Bijan Ebrahimi had repeatedly reported death threats and racial abuse to police before he was beaten to death by his neighbour. Today, the police…

  • Published on 29 Jun 2017 Sections , ,

    Talks to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland have been given an extension till Monday – after the parties missed today’s deadline to reach an agreement.

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections , ,

    The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has warned of serious consequences if the Stormont political parties cannot agree a deal on restoring devolution by tomorrow afternoon’s deadline.

  • Published on 19 Jun 2017 Sections

    We’re joined again with more news on the attack, from Cardiff by our Home Affairs Correspondent, Andy Davies.