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.

  • 10 Jul 2017

    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.

  • 5 Jul 2017

    “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…

  • 29 Jun 2017

    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.

  • 28 Jun 2017

    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.

  • 19 Jun 2017

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

  • 19 Jun 2017

    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,…

  • 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.

  • 11 Jun 2017

    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.

  • 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…

  • 9 Jun 2017

    When Theresa May returned from the palace to make her speech in Downing Street, there was an extra emphasis in her reference to the “Conservative and Unionist” party. Hardly surprising when the whole survival of her minority government will depend on the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.

  • 2 Jun 2017

    Tomorrow, the eyes of Europe will be on Cardiff, home to the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid. But outside the stadium, there’s a political battle over Europe and the future of Wales after Brexit. A shock poll at the start of the general election campaign showed a surge in support for the…

  • 26 May 2017

    In the last hour, the American singer Ariana Grande, who was performing at the Manchester Arena on the night of the bomb attack, has said she will perform for a benefit concert in the city to raise money for the attack victims. No date has yet been set. Tonight thousands have attended a vigil in…

  • 25 May 2017

    They were mothers, fathers, schoolchildren. With just one of the victims yet to be named, more tributes have been paid, more stories told of the 22 lives cut short by Monday’s attack. In their honour people across the country fell silent at 11am this morning and several more vigils are taking place this evening.

  • 24 May 2017

    The Greater Manchester Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins, today confirmed that a serving officer was among the 22 people killed on Monday night. He said the immediate families of all those who had died had now been contacted and, although not all have yet been named, the stories of many of those victims are beginning to…

  • 23 May 2017

    The cities of Liverpool and Manchester are traditionally rivals on the football field, but many of those who attended last night’s concert had made the short 30-mile trip inland from Merseyside. Another vigil is being held there tonight, while, throughout the day, online and in person friends and relatives have been searching for loved ones…