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.

  • 22 Feb 2018

    The trial of a father accused of causing or allowing his daughter to undergo genital mutilation has collapsed today. Prosecutors were hoping to secure a landmark conviction in the trial at Bristol Crown Court, but it was halted when the defence successfully argued there was no case to answer. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Andy Davies…

  • 15 Feb 2018

    As temperatures plummet across the UK, rough sleeping continues to rise.  Manchester alone has seen a 42% increase in the past year.  The city’s mayor Andy Burnham is on a mission to tackle it and he’s already pledged to end rough sleeping by 2020. He today launched a new plan to help do that, which…

  • 30 Jan 2018

    Last November, Welsh politics was shaken by the sudden death of assembly member Carl Sargeant. He’d apparently taken his own life following accusations of sexual harassment. The death of the Labour politician triggered a by-election. Among the candidates campaigning for the North Wales constituency of Alyn and Deeside is Carl Sargeant’s son, Jack, who has…

  • 24 Jan 2018

    After damning reports on the conditions in prisons across England, the newly appointed Prisons Minister has conceded a need to get “back to basics” to transform the Prison Service in the next five to ten years. MPs also heard from the governor of Liverpool Prison, who said she’d had to get more prisoners inoculated against…

  • 10 Jan 2018

    If there is one totemic service that remains sacrosanct in any NHS crisis it is cancer care. But staff shortages at one specialist hospital have become so acute, they’re warning it could even consider cutting back or delaying cancer treatments. This is according to a leaked memo from a senior doctor at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital.…

  • 9 Jan 2018

    All begging could soon become illegal in the city of Newport, as the council consults on a new blanket ban. Police say they need new powers to deal with aggressive begging and anti-social behaviour in the city. But as homeless numbers rise, critics warn there’s a risk the plans could stigmatise vulnerable people. Newport is…

  • 19 Dec 2017

    Three weeks ago a 32-year-old woman was found dead in a park in the heart of Cardiff. She had been sleeping rough in a tent. This is Lindy Louise Pring’s story, told with the help of those who loved her.

  • 29 Nov 2017

    A national safeguarding report in Wales has called for all home-educated children to be registered and regularly assessed. There have been growing calls across the UK for the law on home education to be changed, amidst a sharp growth in the number of children thought to be schooled at home. But regulation remains hugely contentious among…

  • 28 Nov 2017

    The UK’s highest paid Vice Chancellor is retiring from the University of Bath. Dame Professor Glynis-Breakwell, who earned more than £450,000 last year was criticised by hundreds of staff members at the university for her salary. She will step down in August next year after seventeen years in the role. Our reporter Andy Davies is…

  • 23 Nov 2017

    The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has triggered an investigation into his own conduct over claims that he misled the Welsh Assembly over allegations of bullying.

  • 9 Nov 2017

    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…

  • 8 Nov 2017

    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.

  • 7 Nov 2017

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…