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 28 Apr 2017 Sections

    A former children’s television presenter has been sentenced to four years in jail for a series of sexual assaults on a young boy dating back 60 years.

  • Published on 27 Apr 2017

    Two and a half years ago, a pensioner walked into a police station and handed in a piece of paper. It revealed a horrific secret he’d kept hidden for most of his life – a litany of sexual abuse he’d suffered at a private school in Devon in the 1950s and 60s. His abuser went…

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections , ,

    Theresa May has been quick to exploit a new poll suggesting that the Conservative Party is on target for a first election win in Wales in 167 years.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    Labour could also be heading for a monumental defeat in Wales. That’s according to one poll which suggests the Conservatives could win the popular General Election vote there for the first time since 1859.

  • Published on 18 Apr 2017

    Well the Liberal Democrats want this campaign to be all about Brexit hoping to cash in on Remain votes to recover from the electoral disaster of 2015. But it won’t be as simple as that in many of their target areas like the West Country where voters turned their backs on the EU complicated too…

  • Published on 6 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    To lose its only MP might look like misfortune – to lose an Assembly member too looks rather like chaos. Ukip has been plunged into yet more turmoil today as Welsh AM Mark Reckless announced he was leaving the party – and would be sitting with the Conservative group instead.

  • Published on 5 Apr 2017

    A man who killed a young woman shortly after being released from prison was going through a drug-induced psychotic episode, an inquest has found.

  • Published on 23 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    From the rawness of today’s violence to the scar tissue of yesterday’s. The IRA gunman turned statesman Martin McGuiness was laid to rest this afternoon.

  • Published on 21 Mar 2017

    He was a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace, said Gerry Adams. Others have been less than positive and unforgiving of his violent past. Everyone has an opinion about Martin McGuinness. That he was, and will remain, a pivotal and divisive figure in Northern Irish politics is not in doubt.

  • Published on 14 Mar 2017 Sections

    A custody sergeant and two detention officers have been acquitted of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a man who’d been restrained in police custody. Thomas Orchard suffered a cardiac arrest and died a week later in hospital.

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections , ,

    What about the other side of the debate? Not so much Britain in Europe, but Europeans in Britain. Some no longer feel welcome. Others feel insecure, uncertain whether there will still be a place for them after Brexit. Worried that  everything they’ve already invested here could suddenly be at risk.  

  • Published on 27 Feb 2017

    The Brexit secretary David Davis has promised that Britain won’t suddenly shut the door on EU workers, but hundreds of thousands of European citizens here are increasingly worried about their future. Andy Davies has been speaking to one couple about how it feels to live with such uncertainty.

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections , ,

    Net migration has dropped below three hundred thousand for the first time in two years. The new total of 273,000 is a fall of 49,000 from the previous year and a jump in the number of eastern Europeans leaving the country is partly responsible.

  • Published on 21 Feb 2017

    The impact of American immigration policy is being felt on this side of the pond too. A Welsh Muslim school teacher said today he was made to feel like a criminal after being taken off a New York-bound flight and refused permission to travel.

  • Published on 15 Feb 2017 Sections

    Workers at Tata Steel have agreed a deal which means their pensions benefits will be slashed in order to save thousands of jobs.