SPANISH cops have admitted they still haven’t started looking for former X-Factor star Levi Davis, nine days after he was last heard from.
Davis travelled to Ibiza with a friend over a week ago before leaving on a boat for Barcelona by himself on October 29.
4Missing Brit rugby player Levi Davis is seen leaving a pub in Barcelona4Levi previously featured on X-FactorCredit: PA:Press Association4Davis formerly played as a winger for Bath and EnglandCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe former Bath and England player, 24, has been missing since catching a boat from Ibiza to the Catalan capital.
His mother said he had been struggling with depression and had “deep issues” shortly before he went missing.
Julie Davis told MailOnline that her son was considering quitting rugby after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury left him without a club and requiring surgery.
“There have been a lot of issues going on for Levi recently which he shared with me,” she said. “I think it was a build-up of these things which eventually just blew his mind.”
She added that her son had struggled with racism in rugby, and had recently had money worries, as well as problems with his relationships.
“It seems as if everything just got too much for him and it’s led to Levi going missing,” she added. “He’s had mental issues in the past but it seems as if this time he’s not been able to handle them.”
His sister Candeece Balfour, 23, said yesterday: “I just want to tell him that I love him. I want to remind him and if anything, he knows that my mum of all people is the person he can go to.
“I just want him to come home and any support he needs, we can be there.”
A worried pal on Ibiza sent messages asking if he was OK before receiving a video reply on the evening of the 29th showing the interior of the Irish pub.
The hunky star did not appear in the footage sent from his phone and did not speak – and was last seen leaving the pub at 10.05pm when CCTV cameras filmed his exit.
It comes after CCTV footage of the rugby ace on the night he disappeared was shared online.
In the CCTV clip, the 5’9” winger is seen leaving the Old Irish Pub in the Spanish city on the same day at 10.05pm.
4A campaign has been launched to find the 24-year-oldCredit: SUPPLIEDHe is seen carrying a small black rucksack and wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt, black trousers, and black and white trainers.
It is claimed that Davis left Ibiza without his clothes or any money, and left behind the medication he had been taking to handle his mental health issues.
He reportedly told a close friend, Richard Squire, he was going to see his friends but was last heard from after posting a video from The Old Irish Pub off Las Ramblas, the main touristy street in Barcelona.
Davis, who appeared on X Factor: Celebrity and Celebs Go Dating, was born in Birmingham, and has recently been turning out for Worthing Raiders.
In 2020, he became the first professional player to come out as bisexual after reportedly telling his Bath teammates via a WhatsApp group chat.
It read: “I want to be open and honest with you boys, as friends and team-mates. I’m bisexual. I have known since I was 18.”
In a later interview, he said: “Sometimes I feel it would be easier if I was gay and nothing else. Then I could identify myself and it would be easier to explain. As it is, I’m in a kind of vacuum.
“My family have reservations about me going public, but they love me and they support me.”
Last month, he set up an OnlyFans profiling where he shared naked modelling snaps.
Spanish police said on Sunday night they are yet to start looking for Davis because they are awaiting official notification that he is missing.
“We are aware of the news of this man’s disappearance from press reports and social media but are still awaiting official notification he is missing,” a spokeswoman for the regional Mossos d’Esquadra force in Barcelona said.
“It appears he was reported missing by his family in the UK but that notification has not yet reached us.
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“We cannot launch a formal investigation until it does but are working on the basis that it may reach us later today.
“Investigators will then be tasked with looking into what might have happened and trying to ascertain among other things whether it’s a voluntary disappearance or could be linked to a crime.
“That work will likely involve talking to potential witnesses and possibly relatives.”
Former England Rugby star Ben Foden said: “I’m extremely concerned for Levi’s safety and well-being.
“He’s a kindhearted, talented soul who I’m proud to call a friend. He’s bravely shared with the public his personal struggles with his sexuality and mental health and right now it’s important he knows how loved he is and the support he has available.
“Anyone with any information or sightings please email: email@example.com.”
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