Taxpayer-funded security equipment remains at home of disgraced police commissioner Shaun Wright

Shaun Wright
Shaun Wright

Security equipment paid for by the taxpayer remains installed at the home of disgraced former police commissioner Shaun Wright, it has been revealed.

Mr Wright’s home in Rawmarsh was fitted with the security equipment costing almost £15,000 in 2012 after he was elected to the post.

But he resigned in September 2014 in the wake of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.

The office of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said at the time the security equipment would be removed.

But the Rotherham Advertiser has reported that a Freedom of Information request has now revealed ‘certain component parts’ of the alarm system, fencing and locks remain on the property.

A spokesman said it would not be ‘cost-effective’ to remove the equipment as it would cause damage to the property.

Mr Wright faced repeated calls to quit following the publication of the Jay report in August, which found at least 1,400 children were abused in the town between 1997 and 2013.

He had been head of children’s services as a Rotherham councillor between 2005 and 2010.