Brit 'in agony' after being trampled by bull in Spain

A 23-year-old British man is recovering in hospital in Spain after he was trampled during Spain's San Fermin festival of running with the bulls in Pamploma.

A runner attempts to fend off one of the six bulls that ran this morning at San Fermin. Credit: Reuters

Tom Hadfield fractured four ribs and a punctured lung after he was trampled on Tuesday morning. Speaking from hospital this morning he said:

"I've never experienced pain like this before. It's agony. I think a few of them trampled me. It's a miracle they didn't crush my skull or break my back."

"Afterwards I got up and carried on running for a bit. Then I started to get dizzy and found somewhere safe to keel over.

"Next thing I know I'm vomiting blood on the street and there is a big crowd around me. Then I passed out and woke up in the ambulance. Pretty scary. I thought I was paralysed."

Many people are injured every year in the festival, and 15 people are believed to have died since they started keeping records in 1910.