The latest voice message sent by missing X Factor star Levi Davis just hours after he disappeared from the streets of Barcelona has been revealed.
Former Bath rugby player Davis, 24, went missing on October 29 after leaving a friend in Ibiza to take the ferry to Barcelona alone.
But it has since emerged that on October 30, a few minutes after midnight — hours after Davis was spotted leaving an Irish bar in Barcelona — he messaged a friend on WhatsApp, according to the BBC.
In the voice note, Davis, who has been missing for four months, said his friend Barcelona is “absolutely beautiful.” ‘It is awesome. I literally get all my inspiration. I love it. It’s so good,” he said.
This voice message is the last known contact Davis had with any of his friends or family.
Former Bath rugby player Davis, 24, went missing on October 29 after leaving a friend in Ibiza to take the ferry to Barcelona alone
Now Spanish detectives are investigating whether a crime has been committed in the Levi’s case (pictured).
It comes as Spanish detectives from a specialist crime unit in Spain said they are now investigating Davis’s “disturbing” disappearance four months ago.
They told the BBC that there are “disturbing” issues with Davis’s case, as there is “no logical explanation” for what happened to him.
Meanwhile, Davis’ friend Richard Squire, who led an appeal to find the X Factor star, said the past four months have been an “emotional roller coaster”.
He said, “I’m dealing with people I’ve never met before. You don’t know which information is right, which information is wrong. And it’s just incredibly disturbing.
Even though it’s been four months, every day feels like the first day. And it’s hard, it’s hard.’
Squire said Davis had gone to stay with him in Ibiza to work on some songs before disappearing. Squire said he last saw Davis when he dropped him off in Ibiza Town on Oct. 28 so he could meet friends.
The next day, on October 29, Squire said he texted Davis to check on him and said he had left Ibiza.
Squire explained, “Obviously I was worried about him. I said, ‘Where to?'” He said, “Barcelona, I’m going to see some friends.”‘
“So then I sent him a voice message saying, ‘You worry me. Please tell me where you are.'”
Squire claims Davis told him he would call him when he got to Barcelona – but he never did.
Meanwhile, a friend of Davis revealed last week that a text they sent to the rugby star on Dec. 15 was read two months after he disappeared in Spain.
The message reads, “Please come home. I love you. And miss you xx.’
Below the last message is a “Read” message, indicating that someone has seen the message.
Davis – who also appeared in X Factor: Celebrity – was last seen leaving an Irish pub in central Barcelona on October 29 last year.
His family fears the 24-year-old wing attacker may have drowned in the sea near the city’s harbour.
They are frustrated by a reluctance of police in the Catalan city to search CCTV footage and send divers to search the waters at the ferry terminal, where his passport was found a week after he disappeared.
Davis’ relatives say they are upset by speculation that he may have been kidnapped from the streets of Barcelona by a Somali gang over an unpaid £100,000 debt he incurred in London.
CCTV footage shows Davis leaving an Irish bar in Barcelona on October 29
Davis was traveling on a ferry from Ibiza to Barcelona, from where he went missing
Davis has spoken of being blackmailed by criminals who threatened to kill him and his family in a chilling latest video that he initially deleted and resurfaced last week – three months after he disappeared in Barcelona.
Gavin Burrows, whose Line of Inquiry company is offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to Davis being found, says he received a tape claiming a TV producer took compromising photos of the rugby player turned reality star became after he appeared on X Factor.
There is no suggestion that he worked for or had anything to do with the popular show or any other reality TV show Davis appeared on the following year.
Mr Burrows claimed in a tweet: ‘After the Levi Davis case came to light, over a number of years we have received valuable alleged information from a number of former contestants and other fellow X Factor program participants who have confirmed the allegations in Davis. “video seems to be true.”
Mr Burrows said he had recovered Davis’s Instagram video alleging blackmail, which he first posted four days before his disappearance, and released it with the agreement of family and friends to get information.
The former Bath rugby player says at the start of the 15 minute footage: ‘Hello, my name is Levi Davis and my life is in danger’. that blackmailers have used to control and manipulate him.
He said: ‘They told me in a way that is not directly but absolutely true that if I said anything they would try to kill me, threaten my family.
“And they tried to frame me, too.”
Davis also claims that he gave the police information about his manipulators, but that corrupt cops passed the information directly to them and refused to help him.
He said in the music video that the filming of him in “compromising positions” while intoxicated took place after he met an unnamed person he began a relationship with and met regularly after completing his stint on the X Factor in 2019 .
At the time, Davis, who made history by becoming the first rugby union player to come out as bisexual while still playing, supposedly joined Celebs Go Dating as a straight man.
Burrows said last month that he is not convinced that the blackmail Davis spoke of was necessarily the cause of his disappearance, but that it was something that should be properly investigated by police.
While he and his team fear Davis is dead and it has been suggested he may have drowned in Barcelona harbor near where his passport was found, he said today: “If he is alive, we think that he may be in hiding, in an involuntary exile somewhere like a monastery, to protect himself from venomous individuals.’
Last month, Mr Burrows said he thought an arrest was imminent, alleging that a man who was a friend of Davis had interfered with his investigation and urged police to take him in for questioning.
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
After handing in a scathing exposé with evidence of blackmail and threats allegedly over a Somali mafia debt, he said: “I believe Spanish police will have enough to make an arrest when they see what our own investigation has turned up .
“It should at least pay them enough to bring someone in for questioning.
“I am not at liberty to name names at this time, but there is one person in particular that I have serious suspicions about and who I believe may shed light on what happened to Levi.
“That person is someone who, while pretending to help, has, in my opinion, only been an obstacle to preventing our investigation from moving forward.”
Davis took a break in Europe after a knee injury sidelined rugby.
He was picked up by CCTV at around 10pm on October 29 leaving the Old Irish Pub near La Rambla in Barcelona, a few hours after taking a boat from Ibiza with just 40 euros (£35) and without clean clothes.
Friend Richard Squire, who formally reported him missing to police in Barcelona after his family notified West Midlands police, described his decision to leave the island as “sudden”.
Last month, it emerged that Davis’ Instagram had mysteriously deleted up to 38 contacts after he disappeared.
Davis was a rugby union player for Bath between 2017 and 2020 when he joined Ealing Trailfinders. A year later, he signed for Worthing Raiders.
The rugby player turned reality star made an appearance on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 with fellow rugby players Ben Foden and Thom Evans as part of the group Try Star. In 2020, he appeared in the E4 dating series Celebs Go Virtual Dating.