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Shaun Wright PCC resigns from Labour Party but not South Yorkshire Police

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South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party.

He insisted he will be able to continue his role despite calls for him to resign.

follows Wright heading the Rotherham Child Services when it was revealed over 1,400 children were abused in the five years he was in charge from 2005 to 2010, he had confirmed he had already stepped down from his former role at the rime and had learnt lessons from that period.

Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has released the following statement.

“I formally tender my resignation from the Labour Party. However, I remain committed to,
and intend to remain in, my role as an Independent Police and Crime Commissioner for
South Yorkshire.

“I entered into public service over twenty years ago to make a positive difference. Protecting
vulnerable people has been my number one priority as Police and Crime Commissioner for
South Yorkshire. I have had to make the difficult decision to stand down from the Labour
Party and it’s with deep regret that I’ve come to that decision.

“I’ve dedicated my career and life to serving the public of South Yorkshire. As a father, and a
citizen of South Yorkshire, my thoughts are with the victims and their families and I reiterate
my apology to them and take full responsibility for my part in the collective failures which
took place at Rotherham Council during the time I was in office and indeed to that end I
resigned in 2010.

“I stand by my earlier comments that I’ve taken that experience to deliver a major
transformation in the way South Yorkshire Police deals with horrific crimes such as child
sexual exploitation, and much progress has been made since I was elected as
Commissioner in terms of supporting victims, taking preventive action, increasing awareness
of the issue and bringing criminals to justice. I was elected to deliver the people’s policing
and crime priorities in South Yorkshire and I intend to see that duty through by leading the
force on that urgent, and fundamental, journey of improvement for the sake of past, present
and potential victims, who are the most important people in all of this.”

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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