South Yorkshire’s police chief ‘vows to stay on’ despite resignation calls

Shaun Wright. South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Shaun Wright. South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has reportedly vowed to stay in the job despite calls for him to quit over a report into widespread child abuse by gangs in Rotherham.

An inquiry report, published on Tuesday, found at least 1,400 children in the town were sexually exploited by criminal gangs between 1997 and 2013.

Mr Wright, a former Rawmarsh councillor, was in charge of children’s services at the council between 2005 and 2010 but he supposedly said today that he would remain in his position.

 

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