HELP NEEDED: Police are calling for assistance after and incident in Woolgoolga last night.
HELP NEEDED: Police are calling for assistance after and incident in Woolgoolga last night. Tessa Mapstone

UPDATE: Man's condition improving, police review CCTV

UPDATE: The condition of the 45-year-old man who was found with severe head injuries on Friday night has improved.

The man is currently in Royal North Shore Hospital recovering from the incident which occurred in Woolgoolga.

The man was found on the side of River Street at 9pm by a member of the public who called emergency services to the scene.

A spokesman for the Coffs-Clarence Police said they have reviewed CCTV footage around the area which may assist them in their investigations.

The spokesman said detectives are still working on the case extremely hard.

EARLIER: Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was found injured on the side of the road in Woolgoolga last night.

About 9pm a member of the public found the 45-year-old man on the side of River Street. The man had suffered severe head and facial injuries.

Emergency services were contacted and the man was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.

He has since been airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the man sustained his injuries.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.