Archie Aitken
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Norwegian 'pirates' reply to message in a bottle

A nine year-old boy from Northumberland has received a postcard from "pirates" in Norway after he sent a message in a bottle two years ago.

When he was seven, Archie Aitken was desperate to join a pirate gang, so he put a message in a bottle saying "When I grow up I want to be like you".

Then he sent it floating away down the River Tyne near his home.

Now to both his, and his mother Suzanne's, astonishment and delight, a reply has arrived.

  • 17 Dec 2015