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.

  • 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…

  • 31 May 2018

    There were chaotic scenes in Belfast as campaigners defied strict anti-abortion laws by taking what they said were abortion pills outside Northern Ireland’s main court buildings. The recent vote in Ireland to change the constitution to allow abortions, has increased pressure for change in Northern Ireland, where women are unable to have a termination locally…

  • 22 May 2018

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised again, this time to political leaders in the European Parliament, who faced him with a barrage of questions about the social media network’s use of personal data, before he was given a few minutes to respond. Mr Zuckerberg promised that after the Cambridge Analytica scandal the firm would investigate…

  • 17 May 2018

    The former partner of a man who was left horrifically disfigured and paralysed after she threw sulphuric acid over him as he lay in bed has been found guilty of ‘throwing a corrosive substance with intent’. But Berlinna Wallace was acquitted of the murder of Mark van Dongen who was later granted euthanasia in a…

  • 10 May 2018

    BT is set for a major shake-up. 8,500 of its UK workforce and over 4,000 of its overseas staff are to lose their jobs. The total is 13,000 jobs. Mostly in middle management and back office operations. BT says it is shifting strategy – moving towards super fast broadband and 5G  – plus heading towards…

  • 7 May 2018

    It’s been the hottest Mayday bank holiday since the day off was designated back in 1978. Andy Davies has been for a day out to the South Wales seaside town of Barry Island – redubbed for the day as Barrybados.

  • 26 Apr 2018

    Knife crime is up. Firearms offences are up. And the number of burglaries have soared. New official statistics show that across England and Wales there’s been a worrying rise in police recorded violence – even though a separate survey says the overall level of crime has remained broadly stable. Labour have accused the Conservatives of…

  • 23 Apr 2018

    There is no official record of when, where or how people die homeless in the UK. Channel 4 News and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism are compiling a record to reveal the true number.

  • 12 Apr 2018

    Independent inspectors have confirmed the UK’s analysis of the type of nerve agent used on the Skripals in Salisbury. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did not name the chemical used as Novichok or point the finger at any country for using it. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Andy Davies is in Salisbury for…

  • 10 Apr 2018

    It’s 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement was signed,- bringing power-sharing and much peace to Northern Ireland. But for all the progress, there are shadows over today’s anniversary. For more than a year, the DUP and Sinn Fein have refused to share power in Stormont. And there are hard questions over how to avoid…

  • 9 Apr 2018

    Tomorrow marks 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement was signed. It was the political settlement that for most marked the end of the Northern Ireland Troubles. Today, representatives of loyalist paramilitary organisations came together to announce they would make the final move to respect law and order, and that members who continue to take…