Court date for murder-accused after dying man dumped at hospital

The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Lance Wayne Waite. Photo credit: Getty

A 26-year-old man will face court today accused of murder after a man was dumped outside Tauranga Hospital.

Lance Waite, 58, was discovered by medical staff with critical injuries on Wednesday but he couldn't be saved.

The armed offenders squad raided an Otumoetai home yesterday morning where they arrested the 26-year-old.

Det Insp Lewis Warner says they're wanting to hear from anyone who was in the Wilrose Pl area on Wednesday. They can be contacted on (07) 577 4300, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The man has been charged with murder and will appear in the Tauranga District Court.