Cllr Tom Campbell said: “I was shocked that a police officer who is there to protect our community was attacked in such a brutal manner.
“This attack has achieved nothing except to waste valuable police resources. The police should be able to patrol our streets without fear of being attacked in this manner.
“I hope that this officer is able to make a swift recovery from his injuries and that this attack will not deter him from serving our community.
“If anybody has any information about this attack then I would urge them to contact the police. I hope the courts will make an example of those who carry out attacks such as this.”