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 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.

  • Published on 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…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 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.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 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…

  • Published on 28 Apr 2017 Sections

    A former children’s television presenter has been sentenced to four years in jail for a series of sexual assaults on a young boy dating back 60 years.

  • Published on 27 Apr 2017

    Two and a half years ago, a pensioner walked into a police station and handed in a piece of paper. It revealed a horrific secret he’d kept hidden for most of his life – a litany of sexual abuse he’d suffered at a private school in Devon in the 1950s and 60s. His abuser went…

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections , ,

    Theresa May has been quick to exploit a new poll suggesting that the Conservative Party is on target for a first election win in Wales in 167 years.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    Labour could also be heading for a monumental defeat in Wales. That’s according to one poll which suggests the Conservatives could win the popular General Election vote there for the first time since 1859.

  • Published on 18 Apr 2017

    Well the Liberal Democrats want this campaign to be all about Brexit hoping to cash in on Remain votes to recover from the electoral disaster of 2015. But it won’t be as simple as that in many of their target areas like the West Country where voters turned their backs on the EU complicated too…

  • Published on 6 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    To lose its only MP might look like misfortune – to lose an Assembly member too looks rather like chaos. Ukip has been plunged into yet more turmoil today as Welsh AM Mark Reckless announced he was leaving the party – and would be sitting with the Conservative group instead.

  • Published on 5 Apr 2017

    A man who killed a young woman shortly after being released from prison was going through a drug-induced psychotic episode, an inquest has found.

  • Published on 23 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    From the rawness of today’s violence to the scar tissue of yesterday’s. The IRA gunman turned statesman Martin McGuiness was laid to rest this afternoon.

  • Published on 21 Mar 2017

    He was a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace, said Gerry Adams. Others have been less than positive and unforgiving of his violent past. Everyone has an opinion about Martin McGuinness. That he was, and will remain, a pivotal and divisive figure in Northern Irish politics is not in doubt.