A man facing eight charges including heroin possession and drink driving is due in court today.

Christopher Glenn Morris, 42, of Latchett Road in Woodford, has admitted to stealing meat worth £15 from the Co-op in Hatch Lane, Chingford, on February 9 and failing to surrender to police after bail on March 31.

He also faces two counts of heroin possession, one from April 23 2011 when it was alleged he was carrying 269 milligrammes of the class A drug, and one from February 4 this year when he was charged with possessing the drug in Barrett Street, Walthamstow.

Morris has indicated that he will enter a guilty plea for the latter charge.

He faces one charge of failing to attend a follow-up assessment for the presence of heroin on February 6.

On April 23 2011 he allegedly drove a BMW 318 on the M4 motorway with 247 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath – far above the 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres legal limit.

He is also charged with driving without a licence and without third party insurance on the same day.

He will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court.