Spanish police launch investigation following disappearance of rugby player Levi Davis

Levi Davis was last seen leaving the Old Irish Pub in Barcelona on 29 October

Spanish police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Levi Davis who went missing in Barcelona at the end of October.

The former Bath rugby player and X-Factor contestant was last seen at The Old Irish Pub in Barcelona on 29 October. Since then, concerns have been growing for his welfare.

His family are due to travel to Spain tomorrow (10 November) to help with the search for Levi.

Following his disappearance there have been a number of potential sightings of the 24-year-old rugby union player. He is originally from Solihull in Birmingham,

Yesterday, his mother Julie Davis said she was hopeful following one possible sighting of her son on a beach in Barcelona.

It follows a number of appeals from celebrities and sports personalities for people to get in touch with police if they see Levi or know his whereabouts.

Levi is 5ft9in (176cm) and was last seen at The Old Irish Pub on Rambla dels Caputxins in Barcelona.

A spokesperson for Mossos d'Esquadra, the Spanish police, said: "An investigation is now underway.

"It is an investigation we have decided to launch ourselves on our own initiative because we have yet to receive any official notification he is missing through the normal channels.

"We cannot inform at this stage on exactly what is being done and what will be done but efforts to find this man and establish what may have happened to him are underway.

"Obviously once we receive the official missing persons' report we should be in possession of more information that will help us in that task."