Kate and Gerry McCann leave the Church of St Mary and St John in their Leicestershire home town of Rothley after a prayer service to mark one year since their daughter Madeleine disappeared on May 3, 2008 near Leicester, England. Madeleine McCann vanished from the family holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal on May 3, 2007. Her family and friends are marking the one year anniversary with church services in Praia da Luz and Rothley which will be dedicated to all missing children as well as to Madeleine
Kate and Gerry McCann have been warned not to go back to Portugal for the anniversary of daughter Madeleine's disappearance.
Lawyers have told the couple that to return on May 3 may be risky in view of the fact they are still official suspects over the missing four-year-old.
There are fears it might provoke demands for them to be quizzed by police again.
Last night a friend of the couple admitted that their continuing "arguido" status had taken away the parents' "freedom of choice".