A 32-year-old woman was repeatedly kicked and punched while she lay on the ground in Katanning Town Square in what police have described as a “brutal, callous and cowardly” attack. Police are investigating the violent public altercation, which happened about 1.30am on Saturday, after a group of people converged on the square on Clive Street. Officers are reviewing CCTV footage from the area and making inquiries about two female suspects believed to be involved in the assault. Sen. Sgt Carlos Correia said the victim did not know the suspects before the attack, which appeared to be fuelled by alcohol and sparked by a verbal altercation between the victim and one of the suspects. Bystanders tried to break up the altercation before a group, including the second suspect, arrived at the town square. The victim was thrown to the ground, where she was repeatedly kicked and punched in the head and body, Sen. Sgt Correia said. She was then dragged towards the toilet block, where the beating continued. A man, who has yet to identify himself to police, is also believed to have been assaulted. The suspect fled the scene holding her bloodied face in her hands as she walked down a lane between Richardson Street and Carew Street, with one of the suspects following her. The victim was then attacked again, with bystanders believed to have been watching and recording the assault on their mobile phones. Five Katanning police officers were called to the incident, but the suspects left the scene before they arrived. The victim was taken to Katanning Hospital, where she was treated for suspected facial injuries. Sen. Sgt Correia said he had a zero-tolerance approach to alcohol-fuelled violence. “It won’t be tolerated - the community doesn’t accept it and neither do we,” he said. Sen. Sgt Correia said local police would consider banning people from all licensed venues in WA if they repeatedly committed such offences. “We don’t want to stop people enjoying themselves, we just don’t want them to engage in serious acts of violence,” he said. “We want people to think twice before engaging in violent or aggressive behaviour. “Your actions could cause serious injuries or cost someone their life.” No charges had been laid at the time this newspaper went to print. Police are urging anyone who saw the incidents or captured video footage to contact Katanning police on 9821 3800 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.