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."
A coroner has written to the Justice Secretary urging action to prevent future deaths at the country’s largest privately run women’s only prison, Bronzefield.
Children as young as twelve could be subjected to curfews and social media bans, under new government measures designed to crack down on knife crime.
They have become known as “county lines” drug supply chains. They are the network of supply lines for crack cocaine and heroin that link powerful big-city dealers with small-town, rural users.
94-year-old John Catt has won a nine-year battle to have his details removed from a national police “extremism” database. Responding to the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, Mr Catt said: “Those who stand up are the king pins of democracy and freedom.” The court ruled it was unlawful to retain data on his…
As she updated MPs on her Brexit plans, Theresa May announced she’s scrapping the £65 fee for EU citizens to apply for so-called “settled status”.
The Government has made another appeal to MPs to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal in Tuesday’s crucial Commons vote as the Prime Minister warned if Brexit failed to happen it would be a ‘catastrophic’ breach of trust.
They are sweeping powers which allow the police to search anyone in an area where serious violence has happened – and the Met used section 60 powers this week in north east London after the murder of 14 year old Jaden Moodie.
Flights have been grounded at Heathrow for at least half an hour after a reported drone sighting earlier this evening. Within the last hour flights have resumed at the airport, the busiest in Europe.
Police have launched a murder hunt after a man was fatally stabbed on a train in Surrey at lunchtime. Officers were called after reports of an incident on the 12.58 train from Guildford to London.
The Prime Minister and police chiefs have commended the bravery of officers who confronted a knife wielding attacker in Manchester last night after three people were stabbed. A witness said the man shouted Allah during the frenzied New Year’s Eve assault.
The immigration minister says the number of migrants crossing the English Channel in recent days is “deeply concerning”. Twenty three migrants were involved in three separate rescues on the Kent coast overnight and this morning. It comes after more than forty migrants were picked up on Christmas day. Our Senior Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel…
One of the sectors which relies heavily on lower-skilled workers from abroad, especially the EU, is social care, and employers have warned they will find it hard to adapt and fill vacancies when freedom of movement comes to an end.
An aspect of the current climate on immigration has been the impact on those caught up in the Windrush scandal. The government’s promised hardship fund is finally offering any victims who are facing urgent financial need up to £5,000, but there won’t be any cash until well into the new year.
Fifteen activists have been found guilty of a terror related charge after they chained themselves around a plane at Stansted Airport – in a bid to stop an immigration removals flight from taking off.
Five refugee families, marooned on a British military base in Cyprus for the past 20 years, will finally been allowed to resettle in the UK, Channel 4 News has learned.