Simon Israel is a Senior Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Robustly independent reporting on home affairs. Covers crime, police, terrorism, legal, race, immigration, social justice, prisons.Award winning films on terrorism, G20 protests, Stephen Lawrence, illegal immigration, suicides in prisons.
Simon Israel has been home affairs correspondent since 1998. He's broken a number of exclusives, including the resignation of the officer in charge of counter terrorism, racism in the crown prosecution service, the abuse of restraint methods on detained children, the Government's resettlement programme for refugees.
"My objective is to try to come at stories from an original perspective but one which resonates with the viewer and challenges the establishment."
The cases of eight people due to be deported on a flight to Jamaica are now being reviewed by the Home Office after new legal representations were made.
The Government has defended plans to deport fifty people to Jamaica tomorrow morning, despite calls from 170 MPs for the flight to be called off.
Companies who refurbished Grenfell Tower are responsible for the deaths of 72 people “as sure as if they had taken careful aim with a gun and pulled the trigger”, the inquiry has been told.
The Grenfell inquiry has been thrown into confusion after an eleventh hour request from some companies for protection against self incrimination.
Firms that revamped Grenfell Tower predicted that the new cladding system would fail – more than two years before the fire which killed 72 people.
The second phase of the Grenfell inquiry got underway today with its chief lawyer saying that none of the companies involved in the tower’s refurbishment will accept any responsibility for the 2017 fire.
Police have declared an assault on prison officers at a Cambridgeshire jail a terrorist attack.
The number of homicides in the capital is the highest for a decade. There’s been a surge in gang and knife related crimes. Last year – 149 people were killed across London – the vast majority were stabbed.
Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson have paid tribute to NHS staff and others working through the holiday period.
“It’s breadcrumbs for peasants.” That’s how a victim of the Windrush scandal has responded to one of the first offers of compensation from the Home Office.
An independent panel ruled that PC Mark Alstons was not the officer who struck Alfie Meadows over the head.
Nine years ago when student Alfie Meadows was, in his words, “thrashed with a police baton” – during the 2010 Westminster student protests against tuition fees – he was “nearly killed and lucky to survive.”
Born in Britain and raised here until they were ten, yet children are being charged over £1,000 to apply to become a British citizen.
A human rights protester has lodged a criminal complaint against staff at the Bahrain Embassy alleging attempted murder on the night of his rooftop demonstration. Moosa Mohammed claimed he was beaten up and threatened with being thrown from the embassy roof. The embassy has described his claims as baseless and accused him of trespass.
The man accused of running military death squads during decades of civil war in Sri Lanka has been elected President with an overwhelming majority.