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 launch independent review into Rotherham abuse

South Yorkshire Police has ordered an independent investigation into the force's handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

A report released last week revealed more than 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham over a 16-year period.

“A fully independent and impartial investigation is required to ensure that people have confidence that organisations or any individuals will be investigated fairly, rigorously and with complete impartiality," chief constable David Crompton said.

“The investigation will properly and independently examine the role of both the police and council during the period identified and address any wrongdoings or failings, which will allow the appropriate action to be taken."

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