Cllr Maire Hendron said: “There can be no justification for attacking the Police. Somebody could have been seriously injured or worse in this trouble.
“I hope the injured officer will be able to make a swift recovery and return to his duties as quickly as possible.
“This must have been a frightening experience for local residents who want to go about their daily lives without the fear of this sort of trouble taking place on their street.
“I would urge anybody with any information about this trouble to contact the Police.”