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

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

Kent Police didn’t discover 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’s 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 who met on the hospital in 15 June in 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 area, the person was detained and later handed into the care of House Workplace Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman mentioned: “We can assure 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 secure areas of the hospital.

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