COPS probing the disappearance of Levi Davis have been urged to arrest a friend accused of hindering the investigation.
The call has come from a private investigator working for the family of the missing 24-year-old X Factor star and former professional rugby player.
Levi Davis talked about being blackmailed in a haunting final videoThe last known image of Levi, leaving a pub in Barcelona in OctoberLevi pictured when he appeared on X FactorRex Features
Levi was last seen leaving a pub in Barcelona on October 29 after taking a ferry to the city from Ibiza.
Before he vanished he spoke about being blackmailed by criminals who threatened to kill him and his family.
He spoke of his fears in a chilling last video that he initially deleted – but it re-emerged last week.
Reports have speculated that the missing former professional rugby player may have drowned after being hunted by criminals over a £100,000 debt.
Now in a bombshell twist, private investigator Gavin Burrows has said he will be urging Spanish police to arrest a friend of Levi’s who he alleges has hampered the inquiry.
“We’re asking the police to investigate a friend of Levi’s,” he told The Sun Online.
“We believe there’s enough evidence for them to be arrested and questioned in connection with Levi’s disappearance.
“We believe this person has been hindering the investigation.
“My team will be presenting a report to police in Barcelona this week.
“We’ve got a good relationship with the police, who are committed to finding out what happened, and we hope to work together with them.”
Burrows’ firm Line of Inquiry firm is offering a £10,000 reward for information that could lead to Levi being found.
He retrieved the Instagram video, which X Factor singer Levi first posted four days before he vanished, and released it with the agreement of family and friends to help get information.
LEVI DAVIS DISAPPEARANCE TIMELINE
October 25 – Posted video on Instagram in which he talked about being blackmailed by criminals, who threatened to kill him and his family. It was originally deleted.
October 29 – Travelled to Barcelona from Ibiza and sent a video from the ferry in which he can be heard saying: “Hi mum… it’s beautiful.”
October 29 – Was seen around 10.30pm on CCTV leaving the Old Irish Pub. Close friend Mike Guida revealed he was left a message by Levi soon after he left the pub. He also made a mystery payment from his phone hours before.
October 30 – Levi’s phone signal was last detected close to Barcelona’s Sants Estació mainline train station overnight.
November 17 – Cops reported to be investigating two new sightings of Levi after he was potentially spotted just minutes from the pub.
November 19 – Levi’s passport was found in the port area of Barcelona, near a cargo shipment. His mum revealed his bank card had not been used since he vanished and only had €40 on him.
December 9 – Private Investigator Gavin Burrows begins working on the case and he offers a £10,000 reward for information leading to discovering what happened to Levi.
January 27 – Gavin Burrows reveals Levi may have fled for his life from his flat to escape a Somali drug gang he owed money to.
February 1 – Levi’s Instagram had up to 38 contacts mysteriously deleted after he vanished, Burrows revealed. The names and how they were deleted could provide vital clues about what happened to him.
February 3 – The last video made by Levi resurfaces after being retrieved by Burrows and his team.
The ex-Bath rugby player said at the start of the 15-minute footage: “Hello my name is Levi Davis and my life is in danger.”
“I was told by them in ways which are not direct but are absolutely true that they were going to attempt – if I said anything out – they were going to attempt to kill me, threaten my family.
“And they also were trying to frame me.”
Exactly what has happened to Levi remains a mystery.
He has not used his bank cards since he vanished in the Catalan capital with only €40 in cash on him.
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After his time on X Factor he began to build a music career with a second single – Los Angeles – due to be released in November, for which publicity pictures were taken.
His friends say they were concerned about him before he left the UK.
It also recently emerged that Levi’s Instagram had up to 38 contacts mysteriously deleted after he vanished.
His mum Julie, broke down in tears when she talked about her son’s disappearance on Good Morning Britain last month.
The talented rugby player-turned-reality star performed on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 with fellow rugby players Ben Foden and Thom Evans as part of the group Try Star.
In 2020, the year he made history by becoming the first rugby union player to come out as bisexual while still playing, he appeared on the E4 dating series Celebs Go Virtual Dating.
Anyone with information can contact Line of Inquiry free of charge from anywhere in the world.
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