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Police find body in search for missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

Joe Roberts for Metro.co.uk

Police find body in search for missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

A body has been found near South Queensferry last night (Picture: PA)

A body has been found in the search for missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.

Police Scotland discovered a body at Port Edgar near South Queensferry at 8.30pm on Thursday.

Formal identification hasnt taken place, but the family of Mr Hutchison have been informed.

The indie bands frontman, 36, was last seen at around 1am on Wednesday morning after leaving the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry.

Scott Hutchison's Brothers Neil and Grant Hutchison with Chief Inspector Alan Carson as they launch a fresh appeal for information as they continue with their efforts to trace Scott Hutchison after her was reported missing by his family on Wednesday 9th May. It has since been established that Scott, lead singer of indie rock band, Frightened Rabbit, left the Dakota Hotel in South Queensfery at 1am on Wednesday and set off on foot.. May 10 2018.

Scott Hutchisons brothers Neil and Grant Hutchison with Chief Inspector Alan Carson (Picture: SWNS)

Neil Hutchison (left) and Grant Hutchison, the brothers of Scott Hutchison, during a press conference at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, where Police Scotland launched a fresh appeal for information to help trace the lead singer of the indie rock band Frightened Rabbit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 10, 2018. See PA story MISSING Hutchison. Mr Hutchison, aged 36, was reported missing by his family on Wednesday May 9. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Neil and Grant launched an appeal to find their brother (Picture: PA)

Marion and Ron Hutchison, the parents of Scott Hutchison, during a press conference at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, where Police Scotland launched a fresh appeal for information to help trace the lead singer of the indie rock band Frightened Rabbit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 10, 2018. See PA story MISSING Hutchison. Mr Hutchison, aged 36, was reported missing by his family on Wednesday May 9. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Marion and Ron Hutchison, the parents of Scott Hutchison, during a press conference at the Dakota Hotel, where Scott was last seen (Picture: PA)

Police find body in search for missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

Scott was last seen leaving the Dakota Hotel at 1am (Picture: Edinburgh Police)

His younger brother, Grant Hutchison, 33, a drummer with the band, said: We are obviously all very distraught that he isnt here but we are staying strong and positive overall to try to help each other through it.

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Neil Hutchison, 38, the musicians older brother, added: He does suffer from depression, he has been very open about that in an attempt to help other people with similar conditions. Hes kind, hes a great uncle to my three kids, a fantastic wee brother and an inspiring guy who is one of my heroes.

Police appealed for two people seen crossing the Forth Road Bridge from South Queensferry at 1.10am to get in touch.

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