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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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Police watchdog chairman: Wright position 'untenable'

Shaun Wright was in charge of children's services in Rotherham. Credit: ITV News

The chairman of South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Panel said he believed Commissioner Shaun Wright's position had become "untenable" and called on him to stand down over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Labour councillor Harry Harpham told BBC Radio 4's Today programme:

He should resign at the earliest opportunity.

He can only be removed from office by resigning or unless he commits a criminal offence.

We are not able to remove him, however, I will seek an urgent meeting with Shaun to let him know my position.

– Harry Harpham

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