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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Cameron joins calls for South Yorkshire PCC to quit

The Prime Minister has echoed calls for South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright to quit, saying it would be "the right decision."

In the wake of a damning report into child sexual abuse in Rotherham, David Cameron said:

The right decision would be to resign and take full responsibility for what happened.

– Prime Minister David Cameron

Mr Wright, a former Labour councillor, headed up Rotherham's child services for five years during the 16-year period when 1,400 children in care were abused, and became police and crime commissioner in 2012.

The report by Prof Alexis Jay revealed more than 150 allegations were reported last year, and were "ongoing" today.

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