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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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PCC has 'no plans to step down' over Rotherham report

Shaun Wright, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, has told ITV News that he has no plans to step down from his role in light of a damning report into widespread child sex abuse in Rotherham, some of which took place during his tenure as chair of child services for the town.

Mr Wright said that he was not made aware of the full scale of abuse because it was "not escalated up" in the council and that he "acted on the information he was provided."

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