An eagle-eyed member of the public alerted the police to two suspicious vehicles which resulted in seven males being arrested and three officers sustaining minor injuries.
A call was made to Leicestershire Police around 1.20pm on 20 June regarding two cars in the area of Greedon Rise, Sileby.
Officers were immediately deployed to the scene after initial enquiries showed the cars were stolen and being driven on cloned plates.
The cars were found in the area, and police blocked them in using two unmarked vehicles.
In the process of the two stolen vehicles attempting to leave the scene, one of the police cars was damaged while the other forced one of the suspect cars to stop in a controlled manoeuvre.
The occupants of both cars were detained at the scene.
A 22-year-old man, from Wigston, an 18-year-old man from Syston, and five males, aged 20, 17, 16, 15 and 15, and all from Loughborough, were arrested in connection with the incident.
The 18-year-old and the 16-year-old remain in police custody.
The other five suspects have been released under investigation.
Both vehicles have been seized, and full enquiries are being carried out.
Three police officers reported minor injuries following the incident. They did not require medical treatment.
Sergeant Jordan Robson, from the Roads Policing Unit, said:
“This was great teamwork between a member of the public reporting their concerns and police providing an immediate response.
“Our thanks go to the member of the public who made the report, and we encourage anyone with any concerns such as a suspicious vehicle, or a person acting suspiciously in your area, we urge you to report it to us.