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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 social workers 'not supported by system'

A solicitor representing 15 of the Rotherham victims has said he believes social workers were let down by a system that did not enable them to come forward with their concerns, or respond to them.

Solicitor David Greenwood told Channel 4 News he was "convinced" there were individuals who could be identified as failing in their jobs.

He added: "There was a culture that has come through the evidence I have seen that some people in the council thought these girls were engaging in consensual activity even though they were under the age of 16 which is a bit shocking to me."

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