Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

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

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS said the person had no contact with patients and did not entry safe 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 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 bunch of people who met on the hospital in 15 June within the early hours

They suggested he had been pretending to be a doctor to attempt to impress somebody he had met on a website.

A police spokesman said: “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 Home Office Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman said: “We can guarantee the public that none of our patients had been concerned 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 within the hands of the relevant authorities and our staff have been thanked for his or her diligence.”

By srhira