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Lacking rugby and X Issue star Levi Davis ‘was indebted to the Somali mafia earlier than disappearing in Spain’

Missing rugby and X Factor star Levi Davis

Lacking rugby and X Issue star Levi Davis is believed to be in debt of round £100,000 to a Somali mafia and was satisfied they tried to poison him earlier than he disappeared in Spain, it has been claimed. we stated on Wednesday.

Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia say the 24-year-old, who disappeared in Barcelona virtually three months in the past, fell into deep debt after his celebration life-style spiraled uncontrolled.

British investigator Gavin Burrows has been employed by Davis’ distraught household to analyze the disappearance. An nameless member of Burrows’ workforce was quoted by the newspaper as saying: ‘Davis got here to Barcelona to run away from these criminals. He had adopted a frantic life and located himself in a really delicate state of affairs.

‘The reality is he was positive they had been after him. In truth, he was satisfied that they’d tried to poison him as soon as.

The quantity he owed was round £102,000.

Somali mafia claims surfaced in Spain when it emerged his household had been urgent Spanish police to analyze a attainable drowning within the port of Barcelona earlier than Levi’s passport was discovered close by.

Fears grew that he might have been lured right into a lure after arranging to fulfill somebody he met on social media.

Good Morning Britain (GMB) stated this morning that Burrows had advised this system he feared Levi had drowned in Barcelona harbour.

GMB reporter Nick Dixon talked about the Port Space incident, noting that it occurred shortly after Levi was final seen.

Dixon added: ‘A person was in distressed water within the harbor space close to a close-by cruise ship.

“A search was carried out however no our bodies had been discovered and everybody was discovered, a minimum of on the cruise ship.

“But it surely was a little bit later that the police realized that Levi’s passport had been present in the identical space.”

The incident was additionally flagged in in a single day reviews in Spain that cruise ship staff alerted authorities that somebody was overboard, however the search was placed on maintain quickly after as a result of not one of the passengers or crew on board had been lacking.

Levi’s Ibiza-based buddy Richard Squire formally reported him lacking days later after his household knowledgeable West Midlands Police he was lacking.

Barcelona police confirmed on November 22 final yr that his passport had been discovered within the metropolis’s port after Levi’s mom Julie revealed he had arrived.

Talking about his fears the lacking Briton might have been framed by somebody on social media, and showing to clarify a mysterious Bizum cost Levi allegedly made on the day of his disappearance, the nameless investigator advised La Vanguardia: “We all know {that a} buddy despatched him £30 on Bizum so he might play for a spot to remain.

“And we additionally know that he meant to fulfill somebody he had met on social media, somebody he had by no means seen, somebody who might give us very worthwhile details about what occurred.

“Sadly, we solely have one nickname to go on.

“Maybe it was nothing greater than bait provided by the mafia who had been in search of him. We can’t rule out any speculation.

Levi was on a break from Europe after being dominated out of rugby with a knee harm.

He was picked up by CCTV leaving the Previous Irish Pub close to Barcelona’s La Rambla at round 10pm on October 29, hours after taking a ship from Ibiza with simply £35 and no change of garments.

Squire described his resolution to depart the island as “sudden”.

Davis’ mom broke down in tears Wednesday morning on GMB as she recalled the final hug she gave her son earlier than he left for Spain.

She stated: “There may be at all times this mom intuition. And simply earlier than he left, there was a message that, I do not know, possibly lights up above, that stated to me, “Give him a hug as a result of you do not know if will probably be the final.”

She additionally revealed her frustration that CCTV footage that would have performed an important function within the investigation into Levi’s disappearance had been erased on account of delays.

Levi was reported lacking to West Midlands Police shortly after his disappearance, however Spanish police didn’t start to analyze for a number of days, simply earlier than his disappearance was formally reported to them by his buddy Mr Squire .

“I obtained loads of assist from my household and pals and naturally the non-public investigators labored very arduous and the Spanish police additionally did their half.

“However the place I believe it has been troublesome is just not getting the data throughout. There may be in fact the language barrier and having to undergo the British consulate first, after which the suggestions with the updates may be very gradual, very gradual.

“I do know the British Consulate is pushing however when it comes to updates and CCTV protection it is irritating.”

“We’ve obtained reviews that it was sadly too late because the Spanish police needed to go to courtroom to have paperwork signed as a way to achieve entry to the CCTV.

“By the point they bought it, your entire video had been deleted. It is extremely irritating.

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