Eurostar bans obese Frenchman

A Frenchman who was stranded in the US because he was too heavy to fly has now been refused travel by Eurostar officials. Kevin Chenais, 22, who weighs more than 35 stone, managed to get a flight to the UK before being turned away by Eurostar.

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Obese Frenchman rejected by BA and now Eurostar

A Frenchman who was stranded in the United States because he was too heavy to fly has now been refused travel by Eurostar officials.

Kevin Chenais, 22, who weighs more than 35 stone, had been in the US since May 2012 after undergoing treatment for a hormone imbalance, but his plans to return home last month were thwarted after British Airways refused to accept him on to a flight.

After being rejected by the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship in his bid to sail across the Atlantic, Mr Chenais was finally accepted onto a Virgin Atlantic flight to Heathrow.

The Frenchman was greeted at the airport yesterday by French consular staff who arranged for the 22-year-old and his family to board a Paris-bound Eurostar train.

However, Eurostar refused entry to Mr Chenais as his lack of "mobility" did not coincide with their regulations for evacuation procedures.

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