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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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Pickles 'minded' to launch Rotherham council inquiry

Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is "minded" to commission an independent investigation into Rotherham Borough Council. It follows concerns of "inadequate scrutiny by councillors, institutionalised political correctness and covering-up of information and the failure to take action against gross misconduct".

Home Secretary Theresa May. Credit: ITV News

And it was announced that South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright will give evidence on the Rotherham child sex scandal to a parliamentary committee.

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