A bull run at a local festival in Valencia Photo: Jose Jordan / AFP

Fiona Govan · 14 Aug 2015, 15:32

Published: 14 Aug 2015 15:32 GMT+02:00

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Bobbies on the beach won't change Magaluf

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Another man dies after horrific goring at fiesta

A bull run at a local festival in Valencia Photo: Jose Jordan / AFP

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A man has died after being gored during a bullrunning fiesta in southern Spain, in the sixth fatal goring of the summer.

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