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.

  • 20 Mar 2018

    Cambridge Analytica’s chief executive, Alexander Nix, has been suspended by the company’s board.

  • 19 Mar 2018

    What has been the fallout from the revelations about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook?  

  • 18 Mar 2018

    The boss of the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica is under fire from MPs tonight. Alexander Nix is accused of making false statements when he gave evidence to parliament last month. Tonight we have new evidence which appears to contradict Mr Nix’s evidence to MPs about his company’s use of the Facebook data.

  • 17 Mar 2018

    The British data firm described as “pivotal” in Donald Trump’s presidential victory was behind a ‘data grab’ of more than 50 million Facebook profiles, a whistleblower has revealed to Channel 4 News.

  • 3 Mar 2018

    Snow is still thick on the ground across much of the country, where the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma continue to cause havoc. Andy Davies reports.

  • 28 Feb 2018

    Boris Johnson said today the Irish border issue was being used by people hoping to frustrate Britain’s exit from the EU. It comes after a leaked letter from the Foreign Secretary appeared to suggest a hard border there remains a possibility. I have been to Londonderry to hear from people there how they feel about…

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Today, some of us got a taste of what’s to come in the next few days, with snow falling across some parts of the country. The dreaded ‘Beast from the East’, the very dramatic name given to the cold weather blowing in from Siberia, will see snowfalls increase in the coming days. Forecasters say it…

  • 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

    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…