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

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS mentioned the person 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 person had overstayed his visa.

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

‘Met on-line’

Fake Id

The BBC understands the person appeared to have been with a gaggle of people that met on 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 mentioned: “Officers attended and arrested a person in connection with an immigration offence.

“Aged 35 and from the Maidstone space, the person was detained and later passed into the care of Residence Workplace Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman mentioned: “We can guarantee the general 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 within the arms of the relevant authorities and our workers have been thanked for his or her diligence.”