Shaun Wright referred to IPCC after Rotherham report

Under-fire South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Mr Wright has resisted calls for him to resign since the publication of the Jay Report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham which detailed how at least 1,400 children were subjected to horrors including rape, violence and trafficking for sex between 1997 and 2013.

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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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