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 11 Aug 2017

    School holidays should be a time of fun and excitement. But charities have warned that many children face going hungry, especially those who’d normally receive free school meals in term time. In Swansea last week, one food bank said it had run out of basic supplies – pointing to the start of the summer break…

  • Published on 4 Aug 2017 Sections

    It’s in the running to be the UK’s next city of culture. But this week Swansea has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of a film whose portrayal of the city was as bleak as it was darkly comic. Twin Town, which helped launch the career of the actor Rhys Ifans, has become loved by the…

  • Published on 31 Jul 2017 Sections

    A former Royal Marine who lived a double life as a bomb maker for dissident Irish republicans has been jailed for 18 years 31 year old Ciaran Maxwell stashed away a huge cache of weapons, including anti-personnel mines and pipe bombs. Four of the devices were later used in attacks by violent  extremists in Northern…

  • Published on 20 Jul 2017

    The Government has scrapped plans to electrify three rail lines.  The transport secretary announced new technology means works on the Midland Main Line, the Lake District Line and the Great Western Line will no longer be needed.

  • Published on 18 Jul 2017

    For decades, life expectancy has been steadily going up. But new analysis shows that unlike other rich countries like Hong Kong and Japan, in England it has dramatically stalled since 2010, when the Conservatives introduced austerity. Experts say it could be linked to what they called “miserly” spending on health and social care. The Department of Health insists the NHS has…

  • Published on 15 Jul 2017 Sections

    For any student, picking up a first class honours degree would be an achievement. But for Rob Camm it is an especial feat – coming less than four years after he was paralysed from the neck down in a car accident. The 23-year-old applied for his university place while still in a spinal unit in…

  • Published on 10 Jul 2017 Sections

    Asylum seekers are homeless and going hungry because the Government can’t process their applications for support fast enough. Refugee Action examined more than 300 cases and found that the Home Office is regularly missing its own deadlines, taking weeks or even months to decide whether to grant support, and wrongly rejecting claims for emergency help.

  • Published on 5 Jul 2017 Sections

    “We failed him in his hour of need” – the verdict of Avon and Somerset’s police chief into his force’s treatment of a refugee who was murdered after years of abuse. Bijan Ebrahimi had repeatedly reported death threats and racial abuse to police before he was beaten to death by his neighbour. Today, the police…

  • Published on 29 Jun 2017 Sections , ,

    Talks to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland have been given an extension till Monday – after the parties missed today’s deadline to reach an agreement.

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections , ,

    The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has warned of serious consequences if the Stormont political parties cannot agree a deal on restoring devolution by tomorrow afternoon’s deadline.

  • Published on 19 Jun 2017 Sections

    We’re joined again with more news on the attack, from Cardiff by our Home Affairs Correspondent, Andy Davies.

  • Published on 19 Jun 2017 Sections

    It was the kind of incident that everyone feared. In the wake of a series of Islamist-inspired attacks in London and Manchester, last night came an attack on Muslims – a van hitting a crowd who had just left evening prayers. One man died and 10 were injured. Tonight we’ve learned more about the suspect,…

  • Published on 12 Jun 2017

    The Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster is flying to London tonight for talks with Theresa May, describing it as a “tremendous opportunity for Northern Ireland”. But she leaves behind another set of difficult discussions in Belfast, trying to get the power-sharing government there back up and running.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections

    Michael Fallon has defended the Conservative’s proposed “accommodation” with the Democratic Unionist Party, saying any deal would only apply to big issues rather than the party’s controversial stance on social issues. But in Northern Ireland itself there are increasing concerns about what impact any deal could have on the peace process.

  • Published on 10 Jun 2017

    The government Chief Whip Gavin Williamson has been in Belfast for talks with the Democratic Unionist Party. The DUP has been at the centre of attention since winning 10 of Northern Ireland’s 18 seats and finding itself the party of choice to help the Conservatives. Many are questioning what any such alliance could mean given…