A MAN appeared in court accused of entering the country without the right to stay and work.

Muharrem Hysa was found in Sussex without leave to remain.

It is understood he worked illegally at the Bella Napoli restaurant on Hastings seafront.

The 34-year-old Albanian admitted breaching the Immigration Act when he appeared before Hastings Magistrates’ Court.

It was revealed how he had also failed to show up to court in February 2018.

Meanwhile at a flat in Cloudesley Road, St Leonards, he had a stash of 17 cannabis plants, the court heard.

Hysa admitted breaching immigration rules, working illegally, and producing the class B drugs.

He was ordered to complete 130 hours of unpaid work, with a £50 fine, £85 costs and an £85 surcharge.

Hysa will appear before Lewes Crown Court for sentencing over production of cannabis next month.