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BREAKING: Commissioner Steps Down

Tuesday September 16 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

THE police commissioner at the centre of controversy has today stepped down.

Pressure has been put on Shaun Wright - police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire - to resign following the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.

Before he was elected as PCC, Wright was a councillor in Rotherham for more than a decade and the cabinet member with responsibility for children's services from 2005 to 2010.

Shaun Wright said in a statement today that media coverage around his reluctance to resign was detracting from the important issue - the 1,400 victims outlined in the report.

He added: "With this in mind, I feel that it is now right to step down from the position of Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, for the sake of those victims."

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Reply Posted by jack on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 10:33
great news, should have done the honourable things weeks ago.

Reply Posted by X on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 10:51
He should have been arrested never mind resigning

Reply Posted by Stephen John on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 11:05
He should have been Sacked on the spot for misconduct, he should not get any remuneration for leaving his post,

Reply Posted by bobby davro on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 11:11
Some people are still in their posts though that should not be. Absolute disgrace and its going on all over the country. Still yet to hear any leaders from the pakistani community denouncing their peoples behaviour or even offering any names of the criminals who have been carrying out these disgusting crimes, and trust me, they will know.

Reply Posted by John Whittaker on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 11:43
Good news..Very thick skinned, should'v done it weeks ago !!

Reply Posted by Jim on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 12:14
Good news that he's gone, bad news that it'll cost about 3 million pounds to elect another one. They should scrap the Pcc post altogether.

Reply Posted by 4ft11andshrinking on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 15:15
Lots more should follow and hang their heads in shame, disgusting behavior:(

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 15:49
Not sure about stepping down, I heard a strange thud this morning! The guy had to go, the protest marches may now die down. The costs at the weekend must have been massive and its us that pay for it. Yet another reason why many more should "step down" its time to do us all a favour and creep off.

Reply Posted by chris on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 17:01
Well, that’s a start. I’d like to say that he’s showing some integrity at long last but I don’t think he knows what the word means. He should have bowed to pressure sooner, Joyce Thacker next and the rest of the shower who did nothing to help these poor girls.

As someone said on here the other day, the entire disgraceful affair needs to be kept in the public eye. The lid needs taking off this giant can of worms.

Reply Posted by Brian on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 17:20
Not sure that he has shown any integrity by resigning now. He should have had the decency to go about three weeks ago. He would then have shown a degree of integrity.

Reply Posted by kath on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 18:22
yes he may have resigned but will not have any financial implication for him that man has no shame

Reply Posted by ian on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 19:24
Now go after the vile animals who committed the crimes someone must know who they are !!!!! or are we still too scared to do that.?

Reply Posted by Madbitch on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 18:37
Well talk about the penny finally dropping...Jesus what sort of arrogant people have we got in these high end jobs...the only good place for these people are the gallows or better still bring back burning witches at the stake....I.e. Social workers...shameful it's taken him this long...now for the rest of them...GO...BEFORE WE DO BRING BACK THE GALLOWS AND BURNING WITCHES...I FOR ONE WOULD TAKE FRONT ROW SEATS WITH MY POP CORN TO WATCH...

Reply Posted by paula on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 22:16
Stood darn as he how big ov him hes a sad excuse 4 a man a hope he rots in hell and I hope these poor victims get the help they need ive got a feeling that theres more 2 come from different parts of the country

Reply Posted by paula on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 22:44
Again well said sally hel still av is pension he shud b shunned by society xx