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.

  • 26 Nov 2018

    A politician who’d been accused of sexual misconduct was found dead four days after being sacked from his cabinet job in the Welsh government.

  • 6 Nov 2018

    It’s a probe unprecedented in scale, time and complexity. For months the Information Commissioner’s office has been investigating companies across the world and all of Britain’s political parties. Today Elizabeth Denham reported back to MPs.

  • 29 Oct 2018

    Vowing to “change the destiny of Brazil”, the far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro has become the country’s new President after a deeply divisive election.

  • 25 Oct 2018

    On Sunday, Brazilians will go to the polls to chose their next President. The far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro looks set for victory, after a divisive campaign that’s combined inflammatory rhetoric and nostalgia for an authoritarian past.

  • 24 Oct 2018

    In Brazil, the right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro looks set for a resounding victory in this weekend’s Presidential election. His fiery rhetoric has spared few of Brazil’s most vulnerable communities. Our correspondent Andy Davies has been to meet some of those at the most extreme end of Brazil’s economic decline.

  • 22 Oct 2018

    He’s a populist, hard-right candidate who’s often described as Brazil’s Donald Trump. And if the polls are correct, Jair Bolsonaro is heading for a landslide victory in this weekend’s presidential elections, warning his left-wing rivals they could either go overseas or go to jail. In a country still emerging from its worst ever recession, where violent crime…

  • 19 Oct 2018

    Less than ten days before an election that’s divided Brazil, the populist far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro still holds a commanding lead over his rival. Latest polls show Mr Bolsonaro, a former army officer with extreme views on gay and minority rights and law enforcement, is set to take 59 percent of the vote in the run-off next Sunday.

  • 9 Oct 2018

    Prison officers in England and Wales are to be given pepper spray to combat violence in jails, Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has said. The spray has been trialled in four prisons, and will now be rolled out to all jails which house male prisoners. But a former prison officer has criticised the move, saying there’s a risk the sprays could be turned…

  • 8 Oct 2018

    Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism suggests at least 449 homeless people have died in the UK in the last year – at least 65 of them on the streets. The homeless charity Crisis says the figures are “deeply shocking”.

  • 29 Sep 2018

    We’re in Birmingham on the eve of the Tory Party conference as internal rows, warnings from business about Brexit and a leaky app which revealed MP’s private information to the public threaten to overshadow the event before it begins.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    In the midst of the growing crisis in prisons across England and Wales – the civil servant in charge has been asked to stand down.

  • 18 Sep 2018

    The men on trial had been accused of negligently performing a duty, but a judge halted the case today, saying the deaths occurred because of systemic failures within the Ministry of Defence. 

  • 10 Sep 2018

    Two men have appeared before a court martial following the deaths of three Army reservists on a 16-mile, SAS selection march in the Brecon Beacons. The men, who are known only as 1A and 1B, both deny “negligently performing a duty” by failing to take reasonable care for the health and safety of candidates taking part in the…

  • 6 Sep 2018

    A snatched image of official papers shows that the government has a code name for it’s no-deal Brexit planning: Operation Yellowhammer. The revealing snap was taken as Minister left Downing Street. The revelation came as the government announced a pilot scheme for non-EU seasonal migrants to pick fruit & vegetables after Brexit.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    West Midlands Police have offered a £5,000 reward in the hunt for their main suspect in the double killing of a young woman and her mother, as officers insisted they did their “absolute best” to prevent it. Janbaz Tarin is wanted in connection with the stabbing of his former partner, Raneem Oudeh, and her mother Khaola Saleem. Officers revealed that Ms Oudeh had phoned them…