Concern grows for missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

Nick Reilly
Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison has been reported missing

Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit have issued a fresh appeal for information as the search for missing lead singer Scott Hutchison continues. 

Posting on Twitter, the band wrote: ‘We have no news to report on Scott’s whereabouts this morning. Your support so far has been incredible and all we ask is you keep him in your thoughts, keep an eye out and keep sharing his picture online.

‘Thanks for everything. Your kindness and positivity is keeping us going.’

Hutchison, 36, was last seen at the Dakota hotel in South Queensferry at around 1am on Wednesday morning.

His brother Grant, the band’s drummer, has also confirmed that Hutchison did not have his phone with him at the time of his disappearance.

Police are now focusing their search on the area surrounding the Forth Road Bridge, after two men were seen crossing it at around 1.10am on Wednesday.

These two men are urged to contact police urgently, as they may have seen the singer.

Chief Inspector Alan Carson said: ‘It is important to stress that at this time we do not know definitely where Scott has headed after leaving the Dakota hotel, and the assistance of the public is therefore vital to help us with the investigation’.

Scott Hutchison was last seen leaving the Dakota Hotel

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

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

Police have launched an appeal for Hutchison’s whereabouts

Posting on Twitter at 10.50PM last night, Hutchison wrote: ‘Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.’


He added: ‘I’m away now. Thanks.’

The band wrote on Twitter: ‘We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now. He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. 

‘Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland (101)’.

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