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

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

Kent Police did not find 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 is understood the alleged fake ID could have been a bid to impress a date.

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

A police spokesman said: “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 passed into the care of House Office Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman said: “We are able to assure the general public that none of our sufferers have been involved in any way.

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

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