Trevor Lunn MLA said: “I welcome the comments from Darren’s father and I call on people to heed them.
“The community is still reeling at news of Darren’s death and there must be calm at this difficult time. People must realise that no good ever comes from violence and they must respect the wishes of Darren’s family.
“People need to focus on stopping an atrocity like this from happening again in Lisburn. Knife crime wrecks lives and we need to see every possible effort made to raise awareness on this issue.”