A MAN charged over a serious assault in the city centre will go before Crown Court next month.

Long Fei Zheng, 49, is set to appear at Winchester Crown Court on October 13, officials confirmed today.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but has been charged with wounding with intent.

This comes after 37-year-old Lin Xin was found with stab wounds in Andover Road on September 9 at an address close to the Carfax junction.

Long, of Vernham Road, Weeke, Winchester, appeared before Basingstoke Magistrates Court on September 11.