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

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

Kent Police did not 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 is understood the alleged fake ID may 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 try 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 handed into the care of Dwelling Workplace Immigration enforcement officers.”

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

“At no point did the alleged individual have any contact with sufferers or entry any secure areas of the hospital.

“The matter is now in the palms of the related authorities and our employees have been thanked for their diligence.”