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.

View all 115 updates ›

More police may be deployed amid abuse allegations

South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton has told the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee that he may deploy "more resources" to investigate child sexual abuse in Rotherham after 12 new alleged victims came forward.

South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton. Credit: ITV News

We have got a very comprehensive plan going forward, and even though we have extensive extra resources, we may be putting more resources into it given that we have got more allegations coming forward.

– South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton.

He said: "This is a huge wake up call. It does stem back a long way.

"We have 12 new cases brought forward... in Rotherham.

"We will go wherever the evidence takes us."

More on this story