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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 authorities 'should be held to account'

Home Affairs Select Committee Chairman Keith Vaz Credit: PA

The leader of Rotherham Council was "right to step down", the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee has said, after a report found more than a thousand cases of child sexual exploitation during a 16-year period. Keith Vaz said:

When we took evidence, Rotherham Council were in denial and Mr Stone is right to step down. Others responsible should also be held to account.

At the time we were critical of South Yorkshire Police for their failure to charge and prosecute. We hope the latest figures show and improvement in the position.

– Keith Vaz, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee

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