A plea date has been set for a man accused of attacking a supermarket worker as he made his way home from work. 

Modhiraj Sanghia,  of Banbury Road in Walthamstow, is accused of stabbing the 20-year-old in Higham Hill Road on July 24. 

The 42-year-old faces charges of wounding with intent, otherwise known as greivous bodily harm, and possession of a bladed article. 

He appeared via prison video link at Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday and has been remanded to enter a plea on October 28. 

The 20-year-old suffered a single stab wound in the back and was discharged from hospital after three days.