THE rape trial of the former CEO of the Post Office has finally begun today.

Christopher Riddell, 54, of Catalan Gardens, has entered a not guilty plea on two accusations of rape.

The alleged incidents occurred in March 2016.

The jury were taken to Catalan Bay Village today for a site visit and followed the alleged journey made by Riddell and the complainant after they initially first met at The Seawave bar.

It is expected the trial will last ten days.