Frightened Rabbit continue plea for information as frontman Scott Hutchison remains missing

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Frightened Rabbit have continued their plea for information as frontman Scott Hutchison remains missing.

The 36-year-old Frightened Rabbit and Mastersystem frontman was last seen leaving the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry at 1am on the morning of of Wednesday May 9, after sending several Tweets that caused concern.

Police stress that they do not know where Scott was heading since he left the hotel on foot, and anyone with information is asked to contact them by calling 101.

“We’ve been coping as well as we can really, I mean, all the family are together and just supporting each other and doing all we can to try and let Scott know that we’re all here for him and that we love him,” his brother and bandmate Grant Hutchison told Radio X. “It’s very up and down, it comes in waves, and we just all feel a little helpless, but the support’s been incredible.”

Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

He continued: “The support’s been immense and it really genuinely does keep us going and keep us feeling positive about the situation. You know, to know that there’s that many people out there who care about so much about Scott and want us to know that and want him to know that as well.

“If he has access to get online and he’s seen any of it then it’s important that we keep sharing that, you know, to let him know that he’s loved and that we just want him to come back, and just let him know that everything’s alright.”

Asked if he had a message for Scott, Grant replied: “Just to come back. There’s nothing that is so insurmountable that we can’t figure it out together and help you to get better and we’re all here for you and we all love you very much. If you can see the support online as well, then just know that everyone loves you very much and we just want you to come back and be safe.

Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison

Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison

The latest statement from Police Scotland reads:

“It has since been established that Scott, lead singer of indie rock band, Frightened Rabbit, left the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry at 1am on Wednesday and set off on foot.

“Officers are keeping an open mind as to Scott’s direction of travel, however, particular focus is being given to the South Queensferry area, Forth Road Bridge and Fife.

“Anyone who can assist with this ongoing inquiry is asked to come forward. Significant CCTV analysis has been undertaken and police have identified two people who were seen crossing the footpath of the Forth Road Bridge around 1.10am.

“These individuals  may have seen Scott, or known the direction he travelled, and they are urged to contact police immediately.”

Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

Writing on Twitter yesterday, the band wrote: “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).”

Then today, the band added: “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.”

Writing on Instagram, Grant said: “Has anyone seen my brother/bandmate/best friend? He’s in a very fragile state and has been missing since last night and we’re all incredibly worried. He was in a hotel in South Queensferry and hasn’t been seen or heard from since 1am.

“Please re-post and share and get in touch with me @grabbit if you have any info. His phone is with the police. If somehow you are reading this Scott then can you just let someone know you are safe please? We love you very much. Grant.”

“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,” said Insp Graeme Dignan. “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.”

Scott Hutchison was last seen after visiting the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry

Scott Hutchison was last seen after visiting the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry

He continued: “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 is asked to call police on 101.

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

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