South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from his position after weeks of pressure following the publication of a report into child abuse in Rotherham.
The mother of a 17-year-old girl who said she was sexually exploited in Rotherham when she was as young as 12 has welcomed Shaun Wright's resignation but says others still need to take responsibility for their roles in an alleged cover up of abuse in the town.
She said: "I'm glad he's done it and I hope he's the first in a long line. We need to get the rest of them out and then we'll know that children in Rotherham are safe."
"He was quite an easy target, he was first in line," she added. There are a lot more people below him that have covered up and all decided not to say anything. They've all colluded and I think it's disgusting."
The mother, whose daughter said she was abused by men who groomed her using social media and raped her in Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster, said Mr Wright should have resigned earlier.
"I think it just shows how arrogant and indifferent he is," she said.
Home Secretary Theresa May has said she is "pleased" Shaun Wright has "heeded the calls from his local community for him to resign".
She added it was now for the people of South Yorkshire to elect someone "who can provide local leadership, ensure the lessons of these dreadful cases are applied, and make sure the victims get the justice they deserve."
It is understood David Blunkett has no intention of standing for election as PCC as MPs are unable to run for the role unless they resign, which would trigger a by-election seven months before next year's election.
The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police says the resignation of the county's PCC is an opportunity for the force to move forward following a damning report into child sexual abuse in Rotherham.
Shaun Wright resigned today despite weeks of defiance following the publication of the report which identified 1,400 cases of abuse in Rotherham.
Chief Constable David Crompton said the findings have been referred to the IPCC and has reiterated his commitment to holding anyone at fault to account:
Neil Bowles, chairman of South Yorkshire Police Federation, said it was becoming "increasingly difficult" to work with Mr Wright in the wake of the report's publication.
Bassetlaw MP John Mann says outgoing Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has "finally done the decent thing" but admits "for many people it's too little too late."
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A mobility scooter user in Barnsley suffered serious head injuries after he was involved in a crash with a car.
It happened at around 12.30 on the afternoon of Sunday 14 September.
The scooter and the car, an eight-seater Vauxhall Vivaro, are thought to have been travelling the same direction on Smithies Lane when the crash happened.
The man driving the scooter, a 58-year-old Barnsley man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The 51-year-old Barnsley man driving the Vauxhall was not injured.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the crash to contact them.