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

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS stated the man had no contact with sufferers and did not access safe areas, after details of the arrest in June emerged.

Kent Police did not discover a fake ID after the hospital raised the alarm however did make an immigration arrest as a result of the man had overstayed his visa.

It’s understood the alleged fake ID may have been a bid to impress a date.

‘Met on-line’

Fake Id

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

They prompt he had been pretending to be a health care provider to attempt to impress somebody he had met on a website.

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

“Aged 35 and from the Maidstone space, the man was detained and later handed into the care of Home Workplace Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman stated: “We will assure the public that none of our sufferers were involved in any way.

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

“The matter is now within the fingers of the related authorities and our staff have been thanked for his or her diligence.”