BRADFORD City soccer legend Bobby Campbell and his wife have been cleared of fraud.

Campbell, 58 - the club's all-time leading goalscorer - and Paula Campbell, 57, were charged earlier this year after a lengthy investigation following allegations of fraud at the club where they worked.

Sitting at Leeds Crown Court today, Recorder Mark McKone returned not guilty verdicts against Mr and Mrs Campbell on all three counts of alleged fraud after the prosecution offered no evidence.

The star, who scored a record 137 goals for the club, was arrested last year with his wife over allegations of fraud at Lindley WMC in Huddersfield, where he worked as a steward.

The former Northern Ireland international footballer had previously described some of the allegations against him as petty and others as "blatant lies".

Today, he spoke of his relief after being cleared and thanked all those who had supported him throughout the ordeal.

The big striker played for a clutch of clubs, including Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town, before joining City in 1979. He was the leading scorer for City every season during two spells over seven years at Valley Parade, and his goals helped the club to two promotions, in 1982 and 1985, playing alongside other legends such as Stuart McCall and John Hendrie.

In 2012, more than 300 fans flocked to Valley Parade to pay tribute to Campbell at the launch of a book about his career, They Don't Make Them Like Him Any More, written by long-time City supporter Paul Firth.

He played twice for Northern Ireland, in the 1982 Home Internationals, and was selected for the international squad for that year's World Cup in Spain, but did not make an appearance.