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.

  • 9 Oct 2018

    Prison officers in England and Wales are to be given pepper spray to combat violence in jails, Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has said. The spray has been trialled in four prisons, and will now be rolled out to all jails which house male prisoners. But a former prison officer has criticised the move, saying there’s a risk the sprays could be turned…

  • 8 Oct 2018

    Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism suggests at least 449 homeless people have died in the UK in the last year – at least 65 of them on the streets. The homeless charity Crisis says the figures are “deeply shocking”.

  • 29 Sep 2018

    We’re in Birmingham on the eve of the Tory Party conference as internal rows, warnings from business about Brexit and a leaky app which revealed MP’s private information to the public threaten to overshadow the event before it begins.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    In the midst of the growing crisis in prisons across England and Wales – the civil servant in charge has been asked to stand down.

  • 18 Sep 2018

    The men on trial had been accused of negligently performing a duty, but a judge halted the case today, saying the deaths occurred because of systemic failures within the Ministry of Defence. 

  • 10 Sep 2018

    Two men have appeared before a court martial following the deaths of three Army reservists on a 16-mile, SAS selection march in the Brecon Beacons. The men, who are known only as 1A and 1B, both deny “negligently performing a duty” by failing to take reasonable care for the health and safety of candidates taking part in the…

  • 6 Sep 2018

    A snatched image of official papers shows that the government has a code name for it’s no-deal Brexit planning: Operation Yellowhammer. The revealing snap was taken as Minister left Downing Street. The revelation came as the government announced a pilot scheme for non-EU seasonal migrants to pick fruit & vegetables after Brexit.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    West Midlands Police have offered a £5,000 reward in the hunt for their main suspect in the double killing of a young woman and her mother, as officers insisted they did their “absolute best” to prevent it. Janbaz Tarin is wanted in connection with the stabbing of his former partner, Raneem Oudeh, and her mother Khaola Saleem. Officers revealed that Ms Oudeh had phoned them…

  • 23 Jul 2018

    The talk at one of Europe’s biggest agricultural events hasn’t all been about the heatwave and crop yields. At the Royal Welsh Show, which opened today in Powys, farmers have also been talking about Brexit, some worried by talk of a no-deal scenario. And that’s especially true for those who export meat to Europe. Industry…

  • 19 Jul 2018

    Northern Ireland saw outbreaks of violence last week, which the police said had been orchestrated by paramilitaries. 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement, these outlawed groups – synonymous with atrocities from the past – are still said to be intact and recruiting. But why do they still exist? And how do they still maintain…

  • 21 Jun 2018

    “It’s absolutely ruined my life”. The words of Ethel Barford, once a keen walker and traveller, now in need of a hip replacement. But despite being in constant pain she’s been told she won’t get her operation until 2020. The government in Wales has announced more money to tackle its NHS waiting list problem. For…

  • 20 Jun 2018

    The father of a student who’s believed to have taken his own life is calling for universities to be able to share more information with families. James Murray, whose son Ben died last month, wants it to be easier for institutions to contact parents if an individual is struggling. Bristol University, where Ben was a…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    The Government’s under mounting pressure to reform Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws – after Supreme Court justices said that in some cases they were incompatible with human rights legislation. The court dismissed a legal challenge by campaigners – but said the ban needed “radical reconsideration”. One of the women whose case formed part of the challenge said they would…

  • 6 Jun 2018

    Alexander Nix said he was “tricked” into boasting to an undercover reporter – working for this programme – that his political strategy firm used honeytraps and bribery to smear political opponents. The former Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix said he had lied to impress our reporter, who was posing as a potential client. He blamed…

  • 4 Jun 2018

    The government is to consider making a multi-billion pound investment in a new nuclear power station. The Business Secretary told the Commons that the government is considering sharing in the construction costs of a new plant at Wylfa in Anglesey in North Wales. There’s no decision yet on another major energy project in Wales, the…