Court Clears Dad Who Ran With Young Son In Pamplona

MADRID, Spain (AP) — A Spanish man is no longer in trouble with the law for letting his 10-year-old son participate in the running of bulls last year in Pamplona.

The court in Pamplona ruled that Miguel Gomez was not guilty of charges he had been derelict in his parental duties.

Gomez did not run with the six fighting bulls themselves, but shortly after they had passed by. He and his son trotted with a pack of oxen that followed the bulls. Such oxen are meant to guide straggler bulls to the bullring.

Gomez’s ex-wife had filed charges accusing him of causing the boy psychological stress.

Rules at the internationally popular festival say runners must be at least 16. Gomez paid a $200 fine last year.