Eurostar services resume after trespasser draped in St George's flag climbed on to roof

Eurostar trains to and from London St Pancras International were cancelled on Saturday morning due to a trespasser who was reportedly draped in a St George's flag.

Services have now resumed but long queues were seen at the station.

British Transport Police said in a tweet a 44-year-old man had been arrested, was found in a "precarious position", and "spent the night on the rood of St Pancras Railway Station".

Eurostar recommended passengers not travel on Saturday morning and urged them to cancel journeys of exchange tickets free of charge.

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People wait due to Eurostar delays at St Pancras Railway Station in London, Britain, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/William James
People wait due to Eurostar delays at St Pancras Railway Station in London, Britain, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
People wait due to Eurostar delays at St Pancras Railway Station in London, Britain, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
People wait due to Eurostar delays at St Pancras Railway Station in London, Britain, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
People queue at the Eurostar terminal at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France Monday March 25, 2019. The interruptions in the Eurostar service and the subsequent delays, which began in early March, are not a direct consequence of Brexit but rather a protest by French customs workers, highlighting what they see as a lack of necessary infrastructure in advance of Britain's looming departure from the European Union. In recent weeks, similar delays have also occurred at other border points such as Lille and the port of Calais, where lines of cars and trucks have extended for miles outside the entrance to the Channel Tunnel.(AP Photo/Tony Hicks)
An Eurostar trains linking Paris to London is pictured at the Gare du Nord station Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Paris. The French customs strike continues on Thursday in Paris Gare du Nord to slow the traffic of Eurostar trains from Paris to London. The French customs officers are worried about the change in their working conditions in view of Brexit. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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It later tweeted services have resumed but may be disrupted.

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