A HEALTH worker who spent four months caring for patients on the Covid-19 ward at Airedale Hospital has had her beloved motorbike stolen – whilst she was completing a 12-hour work shift.

The Suzuki machine was taken from outside the west entrance of the Steeton hospital, whilst senior healthcare support worker Normah Agic was inside.

Normah has been left devastated by the theft and hopes the culprit may "find it in their heart" to return the bike.

"It's a lovely motorcycle – my pride and joy – and it is also my only means of transport," she said.

"People have been clapping for the NHS as nurses and healthcare staff have worked all hours to help Covid-19 patients – and this is how we are treated.

"I'm just hoping that whoever took the motorbike might find it in their heart to give it back.

"Who knows, I may well have taken care of someone from that person's family."

Normah, who lives in Keighley, says the bike is very distinctive.

It is a Suzuki 125 SM, black in colour with gold rivets and bolts, and a Akrapovic exhaust.

There is a Cheshire Cat sticker above the headlight. And on the swing arm there’s a sticker, which reads "I drink and I know things; GOT style".

West Yorkshire Police urge anyone with information about the theft, which they say took place between 7.40am and 8.30pm last Friday (Sept 11), to come forward.

People can call 101 or use contact options on the police website.