The Red Cross has said one person was gored on the first day of Spain's Pamplona Bull Running Festival.

The person was caught by a bulls horn during the 875-metre run through the northern Spanish city.

Four other people suffered minor injuries such as grazes after falling. All five were taken to hospital for treatment.

Around 2,000 people, most of them dressed in white and wearing red neck scarves, attended the sprint, running alongside six bulls and six bullocks on a narrow route that weaves through central Pamplona.

Lasting just under two-and-a-half minutes, and taking place on wet ground following rain the night before, this year's sprint was slightly faster than average.