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 9 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    An emotional First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has today insisted he “acted by the book” in his treatment of former assembly member Carl Sargeant, who was found dead on Tuesday. Mr Sargeant, who was facing allegations of “unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping”, had been sacked from the Welsh government days earlier. His family…

  • Published on 8 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Welsh politics is still reeling from the sudden, apparent suicide, of Carl Sargeant yesterday. Today Carl Sargeant’s family claimed, in a statement, when it came to the party’s handling of allegations concerning his personal conduct, he was ‘denied natural justice; and any support during the process other than from friends and family.

  • Published on 7 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Senior Welsh Labour politician Carl Sargeant has been found dead just days after being sacked from his role in the Welsh government. He was suspended by his party over the allegations concerning his personal conduct with a number of women. The body of Mr Sargeant, who was 49 and had two children, was found at…

  • Published on 6 Nov 2017

    Fitness instructor Matthew Scully-Hicks has been found guilty of murdering his adopted 18 month old daughter – after violently shaking her and striking her head. Cardiff crown court heard that the 31 year old had inflicted a series of injuries on the little girl during the eight months she was in his care. Mr Scully-Hicks…

  • Published on 1 Nov 2017

    A woman who reported being sexually assaulted by a nursing assistant in a unit for people with learning difficulties has told this programme she feels she wasn’t believed by the authorities. Her alleged assailant, Kris Wade, wasn’t prosecuted and later went on to murder another woman. The case has triggered calls for a public inquiry…

  • Published on 31 Oct 2017

    A father and five children are believed to have died in a fire which tore through their remote farmhouse in Powys. Specialist police teams are still searching the wreckage at Llangammarch Wells and are treating the blaze as unexplained. Three children, aged between 10 and 13, are being treated in hospital after they managed to…

  • Published on 30 Oct 2017 Sections

    A number of people are feared dead after a house fire in Powys broke out just after midnight. Fire fighters and police at the scene said three children managed to escape and were being treated in hospital.  But they don’t yet know how many others were inside.

  • Published on 23 Oct 2017

    Should there be a minimum price for alcohol to stop people bingeing on cheap booze? Five years ago David Cameron floated the idea, then dropped it. Then the Scottish government’s attempt to do it became delayed in the courts after a challenge from the Scotch whisky industry. Now it’s the turn of the Welsh government. It…

  • Published on 18 Oct 2017 Sections ,

    The Prime Minister set out today to stave off any rebellion over the universal credit rollout by announcing a u-turn on the premium rate telephone helpline for claimants. Within a month it’ll be free. Labour had wanted a pause to the changes, amid claims that it will leave some people destitute. Andy Davies has been to Bath to…

  • Published on 17 Oct 2017 Sections

    A man with a history of paranoid schizophrenia who killed his neighbour in a savage and sustained knife attack hours after being released from hospital  has been found guilty of murder. The family of the victim, Kamil Ahmad, said 56 year old Jeffrey Barry had previously threated to kill him and that the authorities should…

  • Published on 27 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    Unions have accused Theresa May of being “asleep at the wheel” instead of fighting to protect workers jobs – after a preliminary ruling by the US government to impose an import tarrif of almost 220 percent on Bombardier’s new passenger jet, putting thousands of Northern Ireland jobs at risk. Theresa May said she was “bitterly…

  • 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.