Statement from Cllr Stephen Cunningham
"Firstly, I would like to thank my family, friends, colleagues, and the wider public, for their expressions of support and concern.
"Over the last number of weeks, I have found myself feeling enormous pressure. It hasn't been easy.
"I am grateful for all those who have rallied around me.
"I am now spending time with my family. I need some space and I would sincerely appreciate that my need for privacy be respected.
"Again, my heartfelt thanks to everyone."