A NURSE at the John Radcliffe Hospital who had her bike stolen while she was working inside has been given more than £300 to replace it.

Beckie Garrett had just finished her shift last Thursday only to find that a brazen thief had cut her lock and stolen her bike from the hospital car park.

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Now, with the generous support of people in Oxford, who were touched by her story, the worker will be able to buy a new one.

Her father Andrew Garrett, who launched the Go Fund Me campaign, praised everyone who contributed.

He commented: "Beckie is an amazing person who always does everything for everyone else before thinking about herself.

"To have her bike stolen was just callous and I am so glad that with your love and support we can right this wrong for her."

Bike theft is one of the most notorious crimes in Oxford.

In July the Oxford Mail reported how the family of a schoolboy whose bike was stolen called for a crackdown on cycle thefts in Oxford after the thief escaped justice.

Adam Pinner’s 'pride and joy' was taken from the grounds of Cherwell School on March 3, with the perpetrator caught on CCTV and identified by police.

The defendant pleaded not guilty and the case was due to be heard at Oxford Magistrates’ Court, but it was dropped last week because the footage was 'too grainy'.