Scott Hutchison, singer in Frightened Rabbit, missing

The lead singer of indie band, Frightened Rabbit, has been reported missing.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 3:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 4:06 pm
Scott Hutchison on stage for Frightened Rabbit. Picture Greg Macven

Police are appealing for information to help trace Scott Hutchison of Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Inquiries have established that he had visited the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, before leaving the accommodation at around 1am on Wednesday 9th May.

Concern for Mr Hutchison’s safety is growing after he tweeted at 11:09pm last night: “I’m away now. Thanks.”

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The 36-year-old, has not been seen since this time.

Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to come forward.

Scott is described as white, 6ft tall with a stocky build, dark hair and a thick beard. He was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, navy blue hooded jacket, grey or khaki trousers, white trainers.

A statement from the Frightened Rabbit Twitter account said: “We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now.

Scott Hutchison on stage for Frightened Rabbit. Picture Greg Macven

“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.”

Inspector Graeme Dignan from Drylaw Police Station, Edinburgh 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.”

CCTV of Scott Hutchison leaving the Dakota hotel. Picture: Police Scotland

The band, who recently played the 02 Ritz in Manchester, are due to perform in Glasgow on June 1.

Those with information can contact officers at Drylaw Police Station via 101.