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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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Former Rotherham chief executive endorses inquiry

Rotherham Council's former chief executive from 2001 to 2003 has said he is in discussions with current employer Liverpool City Council over what he knew about a report into sexual abuse in Rotherham.

Ged Fitzgerald, chief executive of Liverpool City Council. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

I abhor the actions of the perpetrators of abuse, both those who have been caught and those who have not yet been caught. Given the comments that have been made, and the associated media coverage, I will be discussing this matter in some detail with my current employers at Liverpool City Council in the coming days. I endorse the calls being made for a public inquiry and will continue to assist voluntarily and openly any investigation, review or public inquiry into this extremely serious matter.

– Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald statement

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