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

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

Kent Police didn’t discover 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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Fake Id

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

They advised he had been pretending to be a doctor to attempt 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 space, the person was detained and later handed into the care of Home Office Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman stated: “We can guarantee the general public that none of our patients have been involved in any way.

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

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