Mother of murdered teenager tells Alan Yentob: How dare you link my son's death to Kids Company's closure?

Video report by ITV News UK Editor Rohit Kachroo

The mother of a murdered teenager whose death was linked to the closure of Kids Company by the charity's former chairman has told ITV News that he is being used as a political pawn.

Jerrell Elie, 17, a frequent visitor to the organisation, was killed in Brixton, south London on August 8 - the weekend after the charity was closed.

Alan Yentob suggested Kids Company's collapse may have caused the A-Level student's death as he gave evidence to MPs on Thursday.

But his mother Amanda Elie reacted furiously to the comment, telling Rohit Kachroo: "At first I thought how dare you? Do you even know who I am? Did you know who Jerrell was?"

"To use Jerrell like that is not fair - stop acting like you care when you don't care just to get yourself out of hot water.

"Stop using us, the community, as your scapegoat for whatever you conjured up in your offices."

In a statement to ITV News, Mr Yentob said he "never intended to cause any distress" to Jerrell's family and was "careful" not to specifically describe the circumstances of the teenager's death.

Alan Yentob has been criticised for his reference to the boy's murder. Credit: ITV News