Judith Cochrane said: “This was a shocking and despicable attack on a man in his own home. The thugs who carried out this attack obviously have no thoughts about the consequences of their actions.
Chris Lyttle said: “I hope this man is able to make a swift recovery from his injuries. These men are callous individuals and should be stopped before they carry out any more attacks.
“If anybody has any information about this attack then I would urge them to contact the police.”