Cllr Conrad Dixon said: “Those behind this attack are nothing more than a bunch of thugs who are offering nothing to our society. A police officer could have been seriously injured or killed while doing their job in making our streets safer.
“I would like to pay tribute to the police officers who took part in these raids and were able to take ammunition off our streets. In carrying out these raids the police may have effectively saved lives by finding this ammunition.
“If anybody has any information about this attack then I would urge them to contact the police.”