A 47-year-old-man has denied stabbing his wife just days after threatening to kill her.
Errol Alexander is accused of knifing Dorothy Alexander,41, repeatedly in broad daylight in Ealing.
The bloodied woman was seen staggering from Gurnell Grove, Ealing and collapsing in front of passengers on a bus.
She was taken to St Mary's Hospital for treatment for a number of stab and slash wounds after the incident at 2.30pm on July 10 this year.
She was discharged several days later.
Alexander appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday accused of attempted murder and possession of a knife.
The trial was set for January 5 next year.