^This.After walking what seemed like 1/2 miles with my partner trying to flag down a legal taxis, an illegal one pulled up. He was an English male, around my age, I was happy enough to bounce in, the missus was having none of it. So we ended up walking a bit more and eventually got a legal taxi.
The next morning I was on here reading about some guy who had got serverly beaten by an illegal taxi driver while trying to mug him. Safe to say I was happy we didn't get in and will not be in the future.
Some good restraint shown there by the missus. If at least 25 people read this thread and reconsider an Illegal Taxi then Id be happy.