UK Foreign Office hotline numbers remain open 24/7

The head of crisis management department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said a hotline number will remain open 24/7 to callers in the UK who are seeking information on loved ones in relation to the Boston bombings.

The main FCO number is 020 7008 1500.


@timgattitv Tim, our Global Response Centre is there 24/7 for callers in the UK. We use a separate hotline if volumes are especially large.


@timgattitv The main FCO number is 0207 008 1500. It's on the website too and our travel advice gives people info too.


For all British Nationals in need of emergency Consular assistance, please call the Global Response Center at1 877 854 6872


Finding UK and Irish survivors

There are sites to help find the 374 British and 108 Irish runners that were expected to have taken part in the Boston Marathon. There is also a phone number for concerned relatives to call from the UK: 00 1 617 635 4500.