Jayne Dunlop said: “This is a dreadful but inevitable consequence of the recent attacks in Ballymena. I welcome the fact that police are making a concerted effort to stop this campaign of attacks.
“We need the Chief Constable to bring additional resources into the town to ensure that everyday policing is not affected. They must ensure that criminals do not have the run of the town in Ballymena.”
Jayne Dunlop concluded: “The security and protection of all of the people in the town must be paramount and I fully support the police in their efforts to tackle these problems.”