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Theresa May: 'Shaun Wright should heed calls to resign'

Home Secretary Theresa May has said that South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright should "heed calls to resign".

The police commissioner has vowed to stay in the job despite calls for him to quit over child abuse in Rotherham.

An inquiry found at least 1,400 children in the town were sexually exploited by predominantly Asian criminal gangs between 1997 and 2013.

Shaun Wright was the Labour councillor in charge of children's services at Rotherham Council from 2005 to 2010.

Mr Wright told the BBC the scale of the problem in Rotherham had "come as a surprise".