A takeaway owner in Kendal was left 'upset' after mindless vandals threw paint over the windows of her shop. 

Co-owner Tetiana Prokopenko, who runs Panda Sushi in Kendal, discovered white paint poured all over her windows and doors.

She and her husband Andrii Pohorielov fled from their hometown Hola Prystan in the Kherson region in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. They opened the business in June of this year on Stramongate.

Speaking about the vandalism, which happened on Saturday August 19, Tetiana said: "Someone damaged windows with paint. I don't know who. We don't have CCTV so it's a big problem to find out who it was."

Tetiana was cheered up however by the support of her local customers however.

She added: "I was upset when I saw that someone poured paint over our windows but my mood improved when I opened Facebook and saw fifteen plus sushi orders for that day.

"I was so happy to feel support because lots of people came to Panda Sushi to order and support us.

"And you know what, I got that we are doing everything right. We are trying to provide better service for you. Windows can be washed, replaced, but reputation is priceless.

"Therefore, smeared glass was not a reason not to work."

The incident was reported to Cumbria police.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Police received a report on 19 August, reporting that paint had been thrown over the front of Panda Sushi, Stramongate, in Kendal.

"The incident is believed to have occurred between 9pm on 18th August and 9am on 19th August. A crime was recorded for criminal damage."