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Body discovered during search for Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

By | Published on Friday 11 May 2018

Scott Hutchison

Update Friday 11 May, 13.53: It has now been confirmed to the BBC that the body found yesterday evening is that of Scott Hutchison.

Police searching for missing Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison have found a body. Formal identification is yet to take place, but his family have been informed.

Police and Hutchison’s bandmates began appealing for information on his whereabouts on Wednesday. He was last seen leaving the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, at around 1am that morning, after posting two concerning tweets. “He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now”, the band said in a statement.

This morning, police confirmed that a body had been found at Port Edgar near South Queensferry at 8.30pm on Thursday evening. The identity is yet to be confirmed.

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