Thu. Oct 6th, 2022

The NHS has reassured sufferers after a man was arrested at Maidstone Hospital amid stories he had a fake physician’s ID.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS stated the person had no contact with sufferers and did not entry 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 because the person had overstayed his visa.

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

‘Met on-line’

Fake Id

The BBC understands the person appeared to have been with a group of people that met at the hospital in 15 June in the early hours

They suggested he had been pretending to be a doctor to try to impress someone he had met on a website.

A police spokesman stated: “Officers attended and arrested a man in connection with an immigration offence.

“Aged 35 and from the Maidstone area, the person was detained and later handed into the care of Dwelling Workplace Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman stated: “We will guarantee the public that none of our sufferers have been concerned in any way.

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

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

By srhira