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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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Commissioner's future 'An issue for him alone'

Rotherham councillor Paul Lakin has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the future of under-fire South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright is "an issue for him and him alone".

His comments came amid calls for Wright to step down from his role following publication of a report showing widespread sexual abuse of children took place in Rotherham during the time he was cabinet member for children services in the town.

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