Footage of band Frightened Rabbit performing in 2013

Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison reported missing

Police are appealing for information on the indie musician's whereabouts

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Wednesday 09 May 2018 12:27

The frontman of indie band Frightened Rabbit has been reported missing by his family.

Police are appealing for information on indie musician Scott Hutchison's whereabouts amid fears for his safety following a cryptic message he posted to Twitter.

Hutchison, 36, was last seen on CCTV at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry which he left at 01:00 on Wednesday (9 May). He is expected to be in Edinburgh.

Inspector Graeme Dignan 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.”

The band's official Twitter account is also appealing for information in an official statement reading: “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.”

The last tweet from his personal account was on Tuesday (8 May) in which he wrote simply: "I'm away now. Thanks."

Hutchison is an original member of Frightened Rabbit which he formed with his brother Grant in 2003. Their debut album, Sing the Greys, was released in 2006 with the indie rockers going on to record a further four.

Earlier this year, the duo formed a new band named Mastersystem, the music of which they have been touring as recently as last week.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Hutchison, contact officers at Drylaw Police Station via 101.

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