Anna Lo said: “I am disgusted that yet again, lives have been put at risk by a group of mindless thugs.
“Violence was never the answer in the past and it will never be the answer now. I would call on those who are responsible for this to stop now.
“If anybody has any information about this device then they should contact the police.”
Cllr Sara Duncan said: “I am very upset that not just the police have targeted but anybody walking is the area who could have been hurt or worse in any explosion. To lure police officers to this bomb is just despicable.”