‘My name is Levi Davis and my life is in danger’: Chilling footage recorded by missing X Factor star days before he vanished in Spain emerges
- Former Bath rugby player Levi Davis went missing on October 29 in Barcelona
- He posted a clip explaining he was being blackmailed but it was quickly deleted
- MailOnline obtained the full-length clip of Davis’ plea for help – WATCH BELOW
Missing rugby and X Factor star Levi Davis recorded a final video in which he claimed he was being blackmailed by a criminal gang who threatened to murder him and his family before he vanished without a trace.
Davis, 24, posted the chilling clip on social media shortly before he disappeared in Barcelona in October but it was quickly deleted, raising suspicions that someone other than Levi had access to his accounts.
Now the video has been unearthed three months on from his disappearance, with the promising rugby talent and singer’s whereabouts still unknown.
In the black-and-white clip, obtained by private investigator Gavin Burrows’ firm Line of Inquiry, Davis stares straight into the camera and delivers a speech with a deadpan expression.
‘Hello, my name is Levi Davis, and my life is in danger… I beg that you listen and try to understand what I’m telling you,’ he says, before going on to say he was being blackmailed and threatened by a group of individuals whom he believes will kill him and his family should he reveal their identity.
Davis also alleges he gave police information about his manipulators, but that corrupt officers fed the information right back to them and refused to help him.
It comes as Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia claimed last week that the 24-year-old had racked up considerable debts to the Somali mafia in London.
Levi played Premiership rugby union for Bath between 2017 and 2020, when he joined Ealing Trailfinders. A year later he signed for Worthing Raiders. He starred on Celebrity X Factor in 2019 alongside fellow rugby stars Ben Foden and Thom Evans in a singing group known as Try Star. He was also on E4’s Celebs Go Dating in 2020
In the clip provided to MailOnline by Burrows, Levi says that after he completed his stint on X Factor in 2019, he met an unnamed individual with whom he began a relationship and met regularly, until one time he was drugged.
Missing posters have been plastered all over Barcelona in an effort to find Levi Davis
He alleges he was filmed performing various sexual acts in ‘compromising positions’ while under the influence, and his blackmailers used this to control and manipulate him.
Levi later claims he went to the police to give information because ‘something was happening to me and wasn’t something good’, but alleged his blackmailers had contacts in the police force.
‘The information that I gave to the police went directly back to these individuals… there is a large amount of police corruption and the only way that these people would’ve had access to my private interviews with the police is through it being leaked,’ the rugby player declared.
Levi adds that he ‘conformed to the demands’ of his blackmailers for some time and that they tried to convince him he was suffering from psychosis to prevent him from publicly making any allegations.
Finally, Levi declares that by making the video he is ‘taking his power back’ and claims his manipulators may be connected to a government minister – though he refused to give any names to protect himself.
In the clip provided to MailOnline by Burrows, Levi says that after he completed his stint on X Factor in 2019, he met an unnamed individual with whom he began a relationship and met regularly, until one time he was drugged
The 15-minute clip appeared on Levi’s Instagram account in October but disappeared shortly after.
Meanwhile, an unnamed member of the Line of Inquiry investigation team last week told La Vanguardia: ‘Davis came to Barcelona fleeing from (the Somali mafia). He had adopted a frenzied lifestyle and was in a very delicate situation.
‘The truth is he was sure they were chasing him. In fact he was convinced they had tried to poison him on one occasion.’
The amount he owed was put at around £102,000 – though it was not explained exactly how Levi had racked up such debts.
The Somali mafia debt claims surfaced in Spain as it emerged his family were pressing Spanish police to investigate a possible drowning in Barcelona’s port.
But investigators from Line of Inquiry told MailOnline they had reason to believe that Levi did not drown in the port and reiterated that no body has been found.
Levi’s Ibiza-based friend Richard Squire formally reported him missing a few days after his family informed West Midlands Police he had vanished.
Barcelona police confirmed on November 22 last year that his passport had been found in the city port, which led to the initial theory that he may have drowned there.
Speaking of his fears the missing Brit could have been entrapped by someone on social media, and appearing to explain a mystery Bizum payment Levi was said to have made the day he vanished, an unnamed investigator told La Vanguardia: ‘We know a friend sent him £30 on Bizum so he could play for a place to sleep in.
‘And we also know he intended meeting a person he had met on social media, a person he had never actually seen, a person who could give us very valuable information about what occurred.
‘Unfortunately we only have a nickname to go on.
‘Perhaps it was nothing more than bait offered by the mafia who were looking for him. We can’t rule out any hypothesis.’
MailOnline obtained CCTV footage showing Levi Davis leaving the Old Irish Pub on the bustling La Rambla street on October 29 at 10.05pm
Levi Davis was last seen leaving The Old Irish Pub in Barcelona on October 29
Levi Davis is pictured
Levi was taking a break in Europe after being sidelined from rugby following a knee injury.
He was picked up on CCTV leaving the Old Irish Pub near Barcelona’s La Rambla around 10pm on October 29, a few hours after taking a boat from Ibiza with just £35 and no change of clothes.
Security cameras caught him leaving the bar, where he had enjoyed a pint while watching football, at 10.05pm.
He walked the short distance north on La Rambla to the Hard Rock Cafe where the trail has gone cold.
Security cameras caught him carrying a small black rucksack and wearing a white short-sleeved T-shirt, black trousers and black and white trainers.
Levi was reported missing to West Midlands Police shortly after he vanished but Spanish police did not start investigating until several days later.
Investigator Gavin Burrows told MailOnline: ‘We’ve received several anonymous pieces of information that point to the fact that Levi’s disappearance is not voluntary.
‘There are definitely people in both London and Barcelona who know what’s happened to him and we are following the leads we have been given.’
Davis travelled on a ferry from Ibiza to Barcelona from where he went missing in October
Davis starred on Celebrity X Factor in 2019 alongside fellow rugby stars Ben Foden and Thom Evans in a singing group known as Try Star. He was also on E4’s Celebs Go Dating in 2020
Police say Levi has still not used his phone or either of his two bank accounts in the nearly months he has been missing.
His passport was found by police in November, meaning he is unable to travel, rent accommodation or even book into a hotel.
Levi had only been in Barcelona for three hours, having arrived at the ferry port at 7pm following an eight-hour crossing from Ibiza, where he had been on holiday with friends.
The last time his phone signal was picked up was close to the city’s Sants mainline train station overnight on October 29, which is just over two miles from the Old Irish Pub, which Davis visited for just 35 minutes.
He ordered a pint of Heineken and watched the Liverpool vs Leeds game on television as well as a live singer before leaving, according to the barmaid who served him.
Levi twice sent his mother video messages shortly before his disappearance – one on the ferry and another while he was watching the singer perform in the Old Irish Pub.
Missing posters have been plastered all over the Catalan city in an urgent appeal for information of his whereabouts.
Levi played Premiership rugby union for Bath between 2017 and 2020, when he joined Ealing Trailfinders. A year later he signed for Worthing Raiders.
He starred on Celebrity X Factor in 2019 alongside fellow rugby stars Ben Foden and Thom Evans in a singing group known as Try Star. He was also on E4’s Celebs Go Dating in 2020.
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