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Rotherham abuse: Senior figures 'unaware of scale'

Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz said he would ask the home secretary about the possibility of legislation to remove South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner.

Shaun Wright has been urged to resign since the publication of a report which found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham.

Mr Wright said he was not aware of the scale of the problem while a Labour councillor in the town.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 09 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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