Cllr Billy Webb said: “This was an absolutely appalling incident and my thoughts are with the man who was injured. I am stunned at the sheer brutality of this attack.
“What has happened has shocked the community and I hope he makes a quick recovery.
“Knife crime has a devastating impact and can tear families apart. Those involved in this horrific incident must be brought to justice and I call on anyone with information on this to contact police immediately.”