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 Home Secretary has said there’s no limit to the amount of compensation which could be paid to victims of the Windrush scandal, as he revealed details of the long-awaited scheme.
“We cannot arrest our way out of this epidemic” – that was the Prime Minister’s warning at today’s knife crime summit in Downing Street.
MI6 is to face another criminal investigation into allegations its officers were party to the torture of Guantanamo detainees.
For a coup, it certainly seemed short-lived. This morning’s newspapers hailed ministers such as Michael Gove and David Lidington as possible successors. By this afternoon those ministers were offering her public support.
Organisers claim a million people were rallying for a people’s vote. If true, it’s the biggest political march since the anti-Iraq war protest in 2003. But will it do anything to shift the stalemate?
The gunman alleged to have live-streamed the attacks has been identified as Brenton Tarrant, who describes himself online as an ordinary, white, working-class man, with a regular childhood.
A teenage fugitive has been convicted of the knife murder of a young father who stood up to a violent London gang.
The Supreme Court has over-ruled attempts by the Home Office to discredit claims of torture by a Sri Lankan asylum seeker.
Counter-terrorism police in the UK and Ireland are on the alert for explosive devices after three were found at Heathrow Airport, Waterloo Station and London City Airport.
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”.