A man accused of stealing more than £250 of chocolate is due to appear in court today.

Constantin Ciobanu, 35, of Grove Road in Walthamstow allegedly stole chocolate to the value of £265 from Sainsbury’s in Selbourne Road, Walthamstow, on July 20 2012.

He is also charged with stealing coffee worth £36 from Asda in Selbourne Walk, Walthamstow, on the same day.

Ciobanu will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court later today.