A PORTLAND man has gone on trial accused of rape.

Elliott Hellier, aged 21, of Pennsylvania Close, has been accused of an offence dating back to August 2012 which occurred on the island. Dorchester Crown Court heard evidence from the alleged victim via video link.

This included a video recording of a police interview conducted in May 2013.

The accused is alleged to have pushed a woman onto a bed and forced her to have sex.

In the video of the police interview, the victim is seen to cry and said the alleged rape made her feel ‘dirty’.

The trial continues.