Stewart Dickson MLA said: “I am appalled at this violence this has taken place in Larne. There is no place for this type of public disorder on our streets.
“I am deeply concerned by the reports from the PSNI that the South East Antrim UDA were responsible for this trouble. If this is correct, it raises serious questions about the status of this paramilitary group. The Chief Constable must look into this matter.
“It is disgraceful that the Police were attacked when they responded to this trouble. I hope that the injured officer will be able to make a speedy recovery.
“If anybody has any information about this incident then I would urge them to contact the Police.”