Mum of missing rugby player Levi Davis begs son to 'please come home'
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The mother of missing rugby player Levi Davis has issued an urgent plea begging her son to come home.
Davis, who currently plays for Worthing Raiders, has been missing for over a week after he disappeared while on holiday with friends in Barcelona on 29 October.
He was last seen at The Old Irish Pub near the famous tourist street La Rambla in Spain.
The 24-year-old reportedly had no money or clothes at the time of his disappearance - only a small backpack on his person.
Davis had travelled to Barcelona from Ibiza, and while his last location was confirmed by a video sent from the pub, he was not present in the clip or speaking in it.
Davis' mum Julie, 51, spoke with ITV News about her son and begged him to come home.
Julie said she last heard from her son on the day he went missing, when he told her he was 'fine' in Spain.
Describing the situation as 'mind-numbing', she added: "I wake up in the mornings thinking: 'Can this be real?'
"I'm just so concerned for him. I haven't had a chance to digest it all."
Julie said Levi had been 'going through his struggles' before going missing, which has raised further concerns regarding his whereabouts. He has previously spoken openly about his mental health struggles.
Speaking to her son directly, Julie said: "Levi, we really love you, son.
"Please, I know you're going through your difficulties, but we are here for you and please, please get in touch.
"Please come home."
Richard Squire, a close friend of Davis, was the last person to speak to him. He said Levi told him he was going to meet friends in Barcelona.
"He announced suddenly that he was going to meet friends in Barcelona," Richard said.
"But he didn't say who they were and we haven't heard from him since I received a video from the Irish pub on October 29.
"There's been no word from him since and his family and everyone who knows him is getting increasingly worried."
Beyond his rugby career, Levi was known for his appearances on The X Factor Celebrity and Celebs Go Dating.
If you have information about Davis' whereabouts, please contact [email protected].
A GoFundMe page has also been set up help Davis' family find him. Julie confirmed any donations leftover will be donated to missing persons charities.
If you're experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They're open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58 and they also have a webchat service if you're not comfortable talking on the phone