'Scream' knife victim Ashley Murray dies in Porsche crash
A man who survived being brutally stabbed by two school friends who had been watching the horror film Scream has died in a car crash.
Ashley Murray suffered 18 stab wounds from a knife and screwdriver at an isolated spot near Harrogate in 1999.
Then aged 13, he was found wrapped in a bin bag by a dog walker 40 hours later. His attackers were given six years' detention for attempted murder.
Mr Murray, 27, died when a Porsche he was driving hit a tree on Saturday.
The 1999 attack happened after he was taken to the Birk Crag nature reserve by the two boys, then aged 14 and 15.'Terrible thing'
One of his stab wounds missed a large blood vessel in Mr Murray's brain by a single millimetre, the trial at Hull Crown Court heard.
End Quote Pat Hunter Head teacher, Rossett School
He was really determined to succeed in life”
The judge heard the two attackers had watched the horror film Scream before they took Mr Murray to the isolated beauty spot.
Mr Murray was a pupil at Rossett School in Harrogate at the time of the attack.
Head teacher Pat Hunter said: "A terrible thing happened to him while he was a pupil here but everybody remembers him as he came back from that, really determined, really resilient.
"He was really determined to succeed in life and that makes it all the more tragic that this has happened."
Mr Murray was alone in the Porsche Boxster which crashed as it was overtaking another vehicle on the A61 at Almsford Bank, near Harrogate, at 23:00 BST on Saturday. He died at the scene.
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward.
An inquest into Mr Murray's death has been opened and adjourned.