Cllr Judith Cochrane: “This was a vicious attack against a man in his own home. I am disgusted at those responsible for this crime. I can not comprehend the reasoning as to why somebody would do this. They are obviously callous individuals who have no respect for the well being of other people.
“I hope that the victim is able to make a full recovery from what was a horrific assault.
“If anybody has any information about this attack then I would urge them to contact the police.”