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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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South Yorkshire deputy PCC resigns

The deputy South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner has resigned over a damning report into child sexual abuse in Rotherham - and called for the police and crime commissioner to follow suit.

Tracey Cheetham said she felt unable to continue" in the role, and added:

It is vital for people to have confidence in the office of police and crime commissioner and, with this in mind, I believe it would have been the right thing for Shaun Wright to resign.

– Tracey Cheetham, former South Yorkshire deputy police and crime commissioner

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