Shaun Wright referred to IPCC after Rotherham report

Under-fire South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Mr Wright has resisted calls for him to resign since the publication of the Jay Report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham which detailed how at least 1,400 children were subjected to horrors including rape, violence and trafficking for sex between 1997 and 2013.

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Sheffield vote of no confidence in Shaun Wright

Sheffield City Council passed a vote of no confidence in under-fire South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright this afternoon. Councillors voted unanimously for the proposal during a full council meeting in the city.

Sheffield Council meet for PCC discussion. Credit: ITV news

The authority the largest council in the Police South Yorkshire area. Shaun Wright has refused to resign despite a report into 1,400 cases of child abuse damning the force and Rotherham council where he was head of children's services for five years.

Mr Wright was a Rotherham councillor for more than a decade before his election as PCC and, between 2005 and 2010, he was the cabinet member responsible for children's services.

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