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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Search continues for missing Frightened Rabbit singer Hutchison

The 36-year-old has not been seen since leaving the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry at 1am on Wednesday.

Scott Hutchison, lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit, who has been reported missing (Police Scotland/PA)
Scott Hutchison, lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit, who has been reported missing (Police Scotland/PA)

By Graeme Murray, Press Association Scotland

The search for a missing indie band singer will continue on Thursday as concerns grow for his well-being.

Scott Hutchison, 36, of the band Frightened Rabbit, has not been seen since leaving the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry at 1am on Wednesday.

His brother and bandmate, Grant Hutchison, described him as being in a “fragile state”.

He added: “We’re all incredibly worried. He was in the hotel in South Queensferry and hasn’t been seen or heard from since 1am.

“His phone is with the police. If somehow you are reading this Scott then can you just let someone know you’re safe please? We love you very much x.”

Messages of hope were sent from friends, family and fellow musicians, including Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol.

There was also support from authors Irvine Welsh and Christopher Brookmyre, and radio presenter Edith Bowman.

Police Scotland said there was no update on the search for the singer, who lives in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

They will continue the search on Thursday and said there is “growing concern for his welfare”.

He is described as white, 6ft tall with a stocky build, dark hair and a thick beard.

Hutchison was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, navy blue hooded jacket, grey or khaki trousers and white trainers.

Inspector Graeme Dignan from Drylaw Police Station, Edinburgh, reiterated his appeal for the singer to contact friends and family.

He said: “We are keen to locate Scott as soon as possible to ensure he is safe and well and would urge anyone who can assist with our ongoing inquiries to come forward.

“If you believe you have seen him since the early hours of Wednesday morning or know where he currently is, then please contact police immediately.

“I’d also urge Scott to get in touch with family, friends, or with police, to let us know he is alright.”

Anyone with information should contact officers at Drylaw Police Station via 101.

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