Luton University staff and students have been told that Gerald Corbett, the former chief executive of Railtrack, will not be removed from Luton's board of governors. Mr Corbett is being prosecuted over the Hatfield rail crash, in which four passengers died and more than 100 were injured in October 2000. A university spokeswoman told newspaper The Luton and Dunstable on Sunday: "Mr Corbett was invited to join the board of governors and was democratically elected. He makes a valuable contribution. The issue of his court case is not relevant to the duty he performs at the university."