Two people were stabbed last night on the Bristol Road in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham.
A 24-year-old is in a serious condition in hospital.
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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.