Buyers from around the UK are expected to be at Donington Park in Leicestershire for the sale of 630 pieces of construction equipment
Stadium seating has been installed for the buyers because of the interest. The equipment is driven past as it's displayed.
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The court heard Peter George Bell diverted funds from the company client account to finance a lavish lifestyle.
The shoes date back to 1690 and are thought to be worth hundreds of pounds.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the assault was reported earlier this month.