A MAN will be sentenced next month after he was caught trying to smuggle a teenage girl into the country through Harwich.

Catalin Vasile admitted a people smuggling charge when he made a brief appearance at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday, October 1.

The 23-year-old from Reading is accused of trying to get the 16-year-old into the country on November 6, 2010.

The court heard the teenager was found in a car after a ferry arrived at Harwich from Holland.

Vasile was remanded in custody. There was no application for bail.