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Obese man finally allowed home

A ferry company has agreed to help a morbidly obese Frenchman stranded in London after he was stopped from getting on a Eurostar train.

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Eurostar pays for ambulance to take obese man home

Eurostar says it will pay for special ambulance to take a morbidly obese man from London, via ferry, to France. 22-year-old Kevin Chenais was stopped from travelling by train because of concerns over safety.

Eurostar terminal at St Pancras Credit: Press Association

This afternoon, Eurostar said:

"Having arranged overnight accommodation in central London for Mr Chenais and his family, we contacted P&O last night to request their assistance arranging passage across the Channel.

"Following receipt of the necessary safety clearance from P&O we paid for the family to be transported to Dover in a special ambulance where they will board the P&O 'Pride of Britain' bound for Calais later this afternoon.

"Upon arrival in Calais, the family will continue their journey in the same ambulance to their home in south eastern France."

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