Cllr Alan Lawther said: “I am sickened by this sectarian attack. There should be no place in our society for such an incident.
“This was a vicious assault carried out by callous individuals who have no regards for the well-being of others.
“My thoughts are with this teenager following what must have been an horrific incident. I hope he will be able to make a swift recovery from his injuries.
“If anybody has any information about this assault, then I would urge them to contact the police.”