The NHS has reassured sufferers after a person was arrested at Maidstone Hospital amid reviews he had a pretend doctor’s ID.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS mentioned the man had no contact with sufferers and didn’t access secure 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 man had overstayed his visa.

It’s understood the alleged fake ID might 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 who met at the hospital in 15 June within the early hours

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

A police spokesman mentioned: “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 Residence Office Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman mentioned: “We can assure the general public that none of our sufferers have been concerned in any way.

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

“The matter is now within the palms of the relevant authorities and our staff have been thanked for their diligence.”