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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
A custody sergeant and two detention officers have been acquitted of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a man who’d been restrained in police custody. Thomas Orchard suffered a cardiac arrest and died a week later in hospital.
What about the other side of the debate? Not so much Britain in Europe, but Europeans in Britain. Some no longer feel welcome. Others feel insecure, uncertain whether there will still be a place for them after Brexit. Worried that everything they’ve already invested here could suddenly be at risk.
The Brexit secretary David Davis has promised that Britain won’t suddenly shut the door on EU workers, but hundreds of thousands of European citizens here are increasingly worried about their future. Andy Davies has been speaking to one couple about how it feels to live with such uncertainty.
Net migration has dropped below three hundred thousand for the first time in two years. The new total of 273,000 is a fall of 49,000 from the previous year and a jump in the number of eastern Europeans leaving the country is partly responsible.
The impact of American immigration policy is being felt on this side of the pond too. A Welsh Muslim school teacher said today he was made to feel like a criminal after being taken off a New York-bound flight and refused permission to travel.