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Shaun Wright steps down as PCC after Rotherham report pressure

Shaun Wright has stepped down as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal, his office has announced.

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Rotherham Council resignation 'allows for new chapter'

Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council who has stepped down Credit: PA

No council officers in Rotherham will face disciplinary action, despite the resignation of its council leader, chief executive Martin Kimber has said, after a report found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period. Council leader Roger Stone said:

I believe it is only right that I, as Leader, take responsibility on behalf of the Council for the historic failings that are described so clearly in the report and it is my intention to do so.

I have always considered my most important job as Leader has been to share my passion for this borough and to work in the best interests of everyone here in Rotherham. I believe my decision to step down, though not an easy one for me to make, does exactly that, allowing a new chapter in the history of Rotherham Borough Council to begin.

– Roger Stone, Rotherham Council leader

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