A 26-year-old man is in Hospital with critical injuries after allegedly being attacked at the Mount Ainslie Lookout on Thursday night.

It’s thought the victim was involved in an altercation with a group of people before being found lying on the road by a friend a short time later.

Emergency services arrived at the scene about 11:40pm, with paramedics assessing the man at the scene before taking him to Canberra Hospital.

Police are now appealing to the public for information as they investigate the incident.

Anyone who may be able to assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.