Ciaran Jenkins is the North of England Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Ciaran Jenkins is currently based in Manchester, reporting from across the North of England.
He covers a wide range of stories, from home and social affairs to sport and technology. He has reported exclusively for Channel 4 News on international phone hacking scams and police racism.
Ciaran joined Channel 4 News in 2012 from the BBC, where he had specialised in politics and then education. During his time at the BBC he broke a series of exclusives on bogus academics and visa fraud, for which he won a number of awards.
In Manchester, police have said that Salman Abedi bought most of the components for his suicide bomb himself. But they’re keeping an open mind on whether he was acting alone or was part of a wider network.
MI5 is carrying out a review of its procedures after concerns over security and reported intelligence blunders surrounding the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. In the campaign against terrorism it is one of the most difficult questions: when do the authorities act on the flood of information about potential extremists. We now know that members of…
British police say they have arrested a 14th suspect in connection with the Manchester attack. 12 people are now in custody as the hunt for accomplices behind the atrocity continues and the Home Secretary warns the terror network could still be at large. Amber Rudd said the militant Islamic State group was trying to “weaponise”…
The police have identified a “large part of the network” linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. They said some of their arrests – eight since Monday – are significant, as are the materials that have been found in their searches. But the UK terror threat is to remain at critical for the time being,…
With the UK threat level still set at critical, British Transport Police say for the first time they will put armed officers on trains, while NHS emergency departments have been told to prepare to deal with possible further terrorist attacks.
More armed officers are being bussed in, as Greater Manchester Police say they are now investigating a terror network.Those officers are being freed up around the country by the deployment of troops to guard key sites following the upgrading of the terror threat level from “severe” to “critical”.
It was the worst terror attack in the UK since the London bombings of 2005. And this time the target was a pop concert that was guaranteed to bring an audience mostly of children and young people. The youngest to die was just eight years of age. Police this evening named the suicide bomber as…
The body of moors murderer Ian Brady will not be released until assurances are given that his ashes won’t be scattered on Saddleworth Moor, a senior coroner has said. The 79 year old was pronounced dead at a secure psychiatric institute in Merseyside last night.
As well as correcting the record on police numbers, Labour has been trying to fend off claims that it’s heading for a wipeout in Scotland before local elections there on Thursday.
The Muslim Rohingya people have for many years lived in a kind of internal exile in the state Rakhine in western Myanmar – or Burma, as it is often still known.
The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met with the Chinese President – brushing to one side recent tensions between Beijing and Washington.
Two people have been killed during mass protests in the South Korean capital Seoul, hours after President Park was removed from office over a corruption scandal.
A video has emerged of the son of Kim Jong-nam, the older brother of Kim Jong-un, who was murdered in a Malaysian airport last month. In the short, mysterious video, the son says he is safely with his mother and sister, though their location is unknown.
The fallout from the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader in Kuala Lumpur continues.
North Korea has sparked international condemnation after test-firing at least four ballistic missiles, expressly banned under United Nations treaties.