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."
Across England and Wales bereaved families are seeking answers about why their relatives have died of Covid-19.
One eyewitness accused him of driving to Barnard Castle some thirty miles from Durham in order to exercise – a claim that has angered some locals.
The Home Secretary is to grant free visa extensions across the health and care sectors.
As the pandemic took hold, Britain’s prisons found themselves on the frontline.
Thirteen prisoners in England and Wales have died after contracting coronavirus while in jail, the justice secretary has told MPs.
The programme was designed to ease pressure on prisons during the pandemic.
Police in Scotland have imposed more than 500 fines on those flouting lockdown rules.
Police forces across the country have threatened fines and even criminal records for people who refuse to abide by lockdown rules.
Today, one family listened from their living room as their son’s killers were jailed at the Old Bailey. Fifteen-year-old Tashaun Aird was one of 149 victims of knife crime last year in London. He had warned his parents months earlier and his murder has led to a safeguarding review.
‘Up to 6 months’ before life returns to normal: UK government on coronavirus measures
Over 1000 people dead in the UK from coronavirus
A £60 pound fine, which may double for each further offence. That’s the penalty in England for not adhering to government advice on avoiding non-essential travel.
They thought they were British citizens but ended up being treated as illegal immigrants because of “institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness” by the Home Office.
This programme has learned that the Department of Work and Pensions has had to pay close to a million pounds of unpaid benefits to Windrush victims of the Government’s ‘hostile’ immigration environment.
Horrific details of how police constable Andrew Harper was killed last August have been outlined to an Old Bailey jury today