The NHS has reassured patients after a man was arrested at Maidstone Hospital amid experiences he had a faux doctor’s ID.

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

Kent Police did not find a fake ID after the hospital raised the alarm but 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 on the hospital in 15 June in the early hours

They urged he had been pretending to be a physician to try to impress someone he had met on a website.

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

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

A hospital spokesman mentioned: “We can assure the public that none of our patients were involved in any way.

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

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