PC Honey Harman was born and raised in Ilford, London. She always excelled in sport at school but did rather poorly in academic studies. As a young adult she worked as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. She eventually became bored of working in gyms and decided that she wanted to help people and also to work in a physically demanding job, so she joined the police. Honey was kind-hearted and always wanted to see the best in people; she also believed strongly in first impressions. Although she may not have been the most academically gifted officer the station has seen, her instinct and physical ability never let her down. A vegetarian who declared her body to be a temple, Honey was physically fearless and never doubted her own abilities. She was willing to put herself in dangerous situations because she knew that she was capable of, at least physically, dealing with anything. Her judo skills came in more than handy when she got herself into sticky situations whilst chasing suspects. Paperwork was another story - she hated it with a passion and would do anything to avoid the mounting pile on her desk!
Having no awareness of her own attractiveness, Honey was perhaps initially unintentionally inappropriate with some of the men on the relief. Her love life was never plain sailing; Honey split from her footballer fiancé Fletch after she discovered he was cheating on her, and whilst working as a FLO, she embarked on a disastrous relationship with a man who had murdered his wife.
Following her kidnapping by a Colombian drugs gang, Honey became into a struggle with drugs dealer Kristen Shaw, and during the struggle, a gun was accidentally let off, fatally wounding Honey. After pronouncing Honey dead on the bridge, a shocked Kristen replies "I...I didn't mean to - she's dead, and it's all my fault, but she was trying to take you away from me..."