The NHS has reassured sufferers after a man was arrested at Maidstone Hospital amid reports he had a faux physician’s ID.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS stated the person had no contact with sufferers and didn’t access safe areas, after particulars of the arrest in June emerged.

Kent Police didn’t find a fake ID after the hospital raised the alarm however did make an immigration arrest as a result of the person had overstayed his visa.

It is understood the alleged fake ID might have been a bid to impress a date.

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The BBC understands the person appeared to have been with a group of people that met at the hospital in 15 June in the early hours

They steered he had been pretending to be a doctor to try to impress someone he had met on a website.

A police spokesman stated: “Officers attended and arrested a man in reference to an immigration offence.

“Aged 35 and from the Maidstone area, the person was detained and later passed into the care of Dwelling Workplace Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman stated: “We can assure the general public that none of our sufferers had been involved in any way.

“At no point did the alleged particular person have any contact with sufferers or access any safe areas of the hospital.

“The matter is now in the fingers of the relevant authorities and our workers have been thanked for his or her diligence.”