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 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.

  • Published on 12 Feb 2017 Sections

    He fought in Iraq and Afghanistan – but Richard Cottrell can’t escape the trauma of war. Neither can his wife – who lives with a daily reminder of his post traumatic stress disorder – and has spoken out powerfully about life under the shadow of PTSD.

  • Published on 6 Feb 2017

    A survey for Channel 4 has found that only 4 per cent of respondents, shown three true and three fake headlines, could accurately differentiate them all.

  • Published on 5 Feb 2017 Sections

    South Wales Police have joined the Samaritans to pilot an awareness-raising scheme to help reduce levels of self-harm.

  • Published on 31 Jan 2017 Sections , ,

    The Labour MP, and one-time leadership challenger, Owen Smith, will be voting against the bill triggering Article 50. And he’s made clear his opposition to the Trump travel ban. But what do the people in his Pontypridd constituency think?

  • Published on 7 Jan 2017

    Four years after Leveson, there is bitter division over plans to make it easier for individuals to sue newspapers.

  • Published on 3 Jan 2017 Sections

    Ministers say it is a serious attempt to help get first-time buyers on to the housing ladder: 2017 will see the launch of new plans to create thousands of discounted starter homes across England.

  • Published on 23 Dec 2016

    Vets trained in other EU states make up a significant proportion of the those working in the UK, especially in roles related to public health. But the British Veterinary Association has warned that the uncertainty about what will happen to immigration rules after Britain leaves the EU is already affecting recruitment.

  • Published on 19 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    It’s shaping up to be a winter of discontent for the UK, with a flurry of strikes promising disruption from Post Office counters to trains and air travel. Now it seems even your morning bowl of cereal could be at risk, as Weetabix workers vote to take action too.

  • Published on 14 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    Some of England’s biggest cities, including London, Birmingham and Manchester, are set to lose out as the Government announces plans for one of the biggest changes to school funding in decades.

  • Published on 12 Dec 2016 Sections , ,

    Should the Government promise to safeguard the rights of EU citizens living in Britain before it begins Brexit negotiations? Until now, ministers have avoided giving such a commitment until they can be sure of reciprocal arrangements for Britons living elsewhere in the EU.

  • Published on 7 Dec 2016 Sections , ,

    They’ve been under threat for the last nine months. But today a potential deal has been unveiled to save most of Britain’s Tata steelworks.

  • Published on 22 Nov 2016 Sections

    The police watchdog, the IPCC, has recommended that a key feature of the 999 emergency call system does need urgently reviewing, in the wake of the murder of a woman from Plymouth.

  • Published on 15 Nov 2016

    Prison officers have returned to work following a 24-hour protest after the Government won a High Court injunction to halt the action, which it argued amounted to an illegal strike.