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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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Chief constable refuses to join calls for PCC to resign

The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has refused to join the chorus of voices demanding the resignation of police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright.

It comes after a report revealed 1,400 children in care in Rotherhamp had been sexually abused over a 16-year period, part of which fell while Mr Wright was in charge of children's services.

Ch Cons David Crompton said he was "well aware" of the strong opinions expressed by others - which have included the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary and even the deputy Police and Crime Commissioner - but added:

This is not a debate which it is appropriate for the chief constable of the force to enter into. This is a debate for other people. On that basis, we will not be making any formal comment about the position of the police and crime commissioner.

– Ch Cons David Crompton, South Yorkshire Police

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