EAST Belfast Alliance councillor Naomi Long has condemned two attacks on the homes of prison officers in her constituency over the weekend.
Cllr Long said: “Like everyone else, prison officers have a job to do and should be able to live in peace.
“It is only luck that has prevented someone being hurt already. I would totally condemn these attacks, which should end immediately.”
Meanwhile, Alliance councillor Trevor Lunn has condemned the sectarian beating of a man at Aberdelghy Golf Club, Lisburn.
Councillor Lunn said: “This was an extremely vicious and horrific beating that I utterly condemn. Those behind this sectarian attack are no more than thugs and cowards.
“I would hope that this young man makes a full recovery, and that anyone who witnessed the attack will give their full co-operation to the PSNI. The sooner these men are caught, the better it will be for everyone.”