Cllr Maire Hendron said: “This was a shocking attack. There is no place for any type of hate crime in our society. We must challenge the views of those responsible. We must send out a clear message that their actions are completely unacceptable.
“My thoughts are with the victims following this sickening attack. I hope they will be able to make swift recoveries from the injuries they sustained. No one deserves to be a victim of such an attack.
“Those responsible are very dangerous individuals who must be urgently apprehended by the Police to face justice in the courts. I would urge anyone with information about this hate crime to contact the Police.”