Commenting on the news that two men were badly beaten in a so called punishment attack in the Galliagh area of Derry on Sunday night.
“There is no place whatsoever for these attacks in our society.
“Those responsible do not come forward to provide any level of justification for these acts to the community.
“There are clearly other ways to deal with the issues affecting us all, both with the community and with the PSNI. I would urge anyone who has any information on this attack to bring it to the police.”